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

The provisions for early intervention (children birth through age 3) are contained in Rule 52:

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The provisions for special education appeals are contained in Rule 55:

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Verification Guidelines

The purpose of this technical assistance document is tosupport Rule 51. This document is used to provideassistance 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.

Verification Guidelines

Title I

According to the U.S. Department of Education (U.S.D.E), Title 1 is the nation's oldest and largest federally-funded program that provides funds to school systems across the country. Title 1 funding is provided, "to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments."

Originally, the idea of Title 1 was enacted in 1965 under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and was later revised and renamed No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Under NCLB, schools must make adequate yearly progress on state testing and focus on best teaching practices in order to continue receiving funds.

The basic principles of Title 1 state that schools with large concentrations of low-income students will receive supplemental funds to assist in meeting student's educational goals. Low-income students are determined by the number of students enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program. For an entire school to qualify for Title 1 funds, at least 40% of students must enroll in the free and reduced lunch program.

How are Title 1 Funds Used?

How to use Title 1 funds rests with each school. The funding should assist schools in meeting the educational goals of low-income students. According to the U.S. Department of Education, Title 1 funds typically support supplemental instruction in reading and math.

Parent-Student School Learning Compact

A learning compact is an agreement between the home and school. The learning compact defines the goals, expectations, and responsibilities of parents and schools as equal partners for student learning.

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Title IX

"The Scottsbluff Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any educational program or activity that it operates. The District is required by Title IX (20 U.S.C. § 1681) and 34 CFR Part 106 not to discriminate in such a manner. This requirement not to discriminate also applies to admission and employment. Any inquiries about the application of Title IX may be referred to the District Title IX Coordinator, to the Assistant Secretary of the Office of Civil Rights, or both. "

Dr. Wendy Kemling, Title IX Coordinator

1722 1st Ave Scottsbluff NE, 69361

[email protected] (308) 635-6200

"For information regarding the Scottsbluff Public School District procedure for complaints of sexual harassment including the complaint process, how to file a report or a complaint of sexual harassment, how to file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how the District will respond to such complaints see Board Policy 1200 located at