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2014-2015 AFR Online System - OPEN: September, DUE: November 2
2014-2015 AFR Online System Instructions to upload Annual Financial Reports are available in the AFR Online System. For information regarding completing the AFR and uploading through the AFR Online System, contact Janice Eret at 402/471-2248 or janice.eret@nebraska.gov or Bill Biven at 402-470-0526 or bill.biven@nebraska.gov.  

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B MOE-Eligibility Standard
OPEN: SEPTEMBER 21. DUE DATE: NOVEMBER 15. Contact: Pete Biaggio (402-471-4308 or pete.biaggio@nebraska.gov). School district eligibility for receipt of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA Part B) funds are contingent upon maintaining fiscal effort from year to year. Districts are to report, within this application, special education expenditures and child counts in order to establish eligibility for the receipt of current year IDEA Part B funds through the Grants Management System (GMS).  

Staff Reporting 2015-2016 - Audit Window Open: Sept 16-Nov 2
The Staff Reporting 2015-2016 collection is located under the "Student & Staff (NSSRS)" tab in the portal. State statute required Public Districts and Nonpublic Systems to report by September 15. Special Purpose Schools, ESU's and Interim Programs should report during this timeframe also. Options for submission are online entry or upload. Staff Instruction documents are available on the NSSRS Resources page.  

Student Unique Identifier
ALL students in PK - Grade 12 (Public, Nonpublic and State Operated Systems) and Postsecondary students (Nebraska Community Colleges, State Colleges and University of Nebraska) need to be updated each year with current school information. Step by step instructions are available on the NSSRS Resources Page. The Student Unique Identifier has a new look, but it has the same function. Click on the icon of 3 lines just left of the STATE ID to get to the menu. Prior to submitting the Student template for the first time for 2015-2016 school year, ALL new and returning students should have their Unique ID assigned/updated. On all returning students, any information that has changes (grade level, school building and school year) needs to be updated. 

2015-2016 SPED Collaborative Grant - OPEN: June 15, DUE: October 15
The 2015-2016 SPED Collaborative Grant application became available in the GMS Monday, June 15, 2015. For information regarding this grant, please contact Pete Biaggio at 402-471-4308 or e-mail pete.biaggio@nebraska.gov. This application is due to NDE October 15, 2015.  

2016-2017 LEP/Poverty Plans - OPEN: July 27, DUE: October 15
The 2016-2017 LEP/Poverty Plans and Learning Community LEP/Poverty Plans became available in the GMS Monday, July 27, 2015. For information regarding these plans, please contact Tom Goeschel at 402-471-3570 or e-mail tom.goeschel@nebraska.gov. This application is due to NDE October 15, 2015.  

2015-2016 NCLB Consolidated Application - OPEN: September 30, DUE: November 12
The 2015-2016 NCLB Consolidated Grant application became available in the GMS Wednesday, September 30, 2015. If you have questions regarding this application, please contact your NCLB Reviewer available on the Contact Us link at the bottom of each GMS application page. This application is due to NDE November 12, 2015. 

GMS Upload Information
Please note that all documents uploaded to GMS applications and reimbursement requests must be in a valid file type which includes .doc, .docx, .pdf, .xls, or .xlsx. The file name should not include special characters such as $, #, &, or '.' Attempting to upload a file that does not comply with these restrictions will result in errors and loss of unsaved data.  

How to contact the NDE Helpdesk
There are three ways to contact the NDE Helpdesk. All three ways get to the same place, so PLEASE ONLY USE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS. Multiple requests may delay our response as we coordinate all requests. (1) Submit a "Helpdesk Request" from your portal account. After logging into the NDE Portal, it is available in the upper right corner of the Collection Annoucement page. (2) Email: nde.helpdesk@nebraska.gov (3) Call Toll Free 888-285-0556. ALSO, if you have contacted the Program staff, please do not also contact the NDE Helpdesk - Duplicate requests will delay a response back to you as we coordinate the requests. Thank You!  

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District Administrators   

If you or any of your staff leave a District or a School, it is your responsibility to manage the access of your district personnel to any and all Data Collections, GMS, and Staff and Student Record Systems. The District Administrator needs to review the list of users within their district for the new school year, and remove users as needed.

Please read the new help documentation available on the Help tab under 'District Administrator Responsibilities,' or click here.

Remember, our Help Desk can be reached by calling toll free at 888-285-0556 or at our local number 402-471-3151. You can also send an email to nde.helpdesk@nebraska.gov