The Nebraska Department of Education Rule 51, Regulations and Standards for Education Programs, requires that school districts destroy all personally identifiable Special Education data maintained on students five years after the completion of the activities for which special education funds were used.
All Special Education records that have been maintained by the school district for more than five years after they were no longer needed are now scheduled to be destroyed.
Parents and/or students have two options. Option #1 is to request the school district shred all personally identifiable information contained in the Special Education files of the individual. Option #2 is to request the school district turn over all personally identifiable information contained in the file to the individual.
Parents and/or students can contact the school office at 402-648-3336 to attain a form indicating their preference for removal of the Special Education records from the school district's files.
If the school district has not been contacted or forms returned to the school by Sept. 1, the school district assumes the right to shred all information of the individual contained in the Special Education file.
Below is a copy of Rule 51 from the Nebraska Department of Education as well as a downloadable Notice of Intent form.
Bancroft-Rosalie students Kelcee Bacon and Tori Ostrand returned last week from Louisville, Kent., where the pair competed at the SkillsUSA national competition.
Ostrand, who will be a junior this fall, placed ninth in nurse assisting. A 2018 graduate, Bacon finished 11th in medical terminology. Accompanying them to the national contest, along with family members, were Skills sponsors Mr. TJ Hilsinger and Mrs. Linda Munderloh.
Before she received her high school diploma, B-R senior Anna Currier was recognized for her extraordinary artistic talents by winning not one but two prestigious awards.
With her graphite/pencil drawing titled "4 1/2 years," she became the fifth B-R student in the last six years to win the Congressional Art Competition in the first congressional district.
Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide art competition for high school students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. The contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage artistic talent throughout the country. The overall winner in each district's competition has their artwork displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol among artwork from other nationwide winners.
Since it began 36 years ago, more than 650,000 high school students have been involved in the nationwide competition.
Currier's "My Rooster Zeus" was chosen by the Western Governors' Association as the state finalist for Nebraska.
"Of the so many wonderful entries we received, your beautiful entry really stood out and captured the richness of Nebraska, animals and farm-life, and living in the western U.S.," said Christine Ogsbury of the Western Governors' Association. "The colors are amazing!"
"My Rooster Zeus" represented Nebraska at the Western Governors' Association annual meeting in Rapid City, S.D., last week. As a state finalist, Currier received $200.
Currier plans to double major at the University of Iowa in creative writing/English and theatre with a minor in art.
School may be out for the summer, but the halls sure aren't quiet.
Throughout the summer months, there are students coming in to lift weights, practice for the coming fall sports and youngsters just finished up four weeks of the summer enrichment program under the direction of Mrs. Virginia Frisch. The month began with speech & drama camp and virtual zoo field trips followed by numerous activities from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. In the pictures, youth are making sea creatures with their painted hands and feet.
In just a few short weeks, Jump Start Summer School will begin and run until Aug. 9. The program is held Monday through Thursday from 8:15-11:45. Those attending should have received a letter from Dr. Cerny back in May.