NDE Regulations

Rule 51

  • All Nebraska state agency regulations are compiled in the Nebraska Administrative Code (NAC).  Each agency is assigned certain titles of the code for its rules and regulations.  The regulations and standards for Special Education Programs are contained in Rule 51.



Rule 52

Verification Guidelines

  • The purpose of this technical assistance document is to support Rule 51.  This document is used to provide assistance to multidisciplinary evaluation teams as they assess each child who is referred for an evaluation to determine if he/she is a child with a disability and in need of special education services. Nebraska state law declares, “The board of education of every school district shall provide or contract for special education programs and transportation for all resident children with disabilities who would benefit from such programs.” Neb. Rev. Stat. 79-1127

    The verification of children with disabilities is one of the most important aspects of both federal law and state special education regulation. It is important that children who need special education services receive them. The verification process is the means for determining those children who are in need of special education services.