Special Services

Special Services Department

The Special Services department provides contracted services to school districts and students throughout the ESU #9 area.  Services and regional programs are provided to children between the ages of 0-21 who are eligible for special education when verified with a disability according to state guidelines.

In addition to providing direct services and regional programs, the Special Services department provides staff development training, supports state wide special projects, and develops programs and services at the request of school districts.

Special Services Team

Photo of Jessica Moore
Director of Special Services
Jessica Moore
Photo of Karri Biede
School Psychologist
Karri Biede
Photo of Jessica Shepard
School Psychologist
Jessica Shepard
Photo of Sue Czaplewski
CWNP Coordinator/DHH Coordinator
Sue Czaplewski
Photo of Rhonda Fleischer
NE Deaf/Hard of Hearing Liaison
Rhonda Fleischer
 ESU 9 Form Number  ESU 9 Form Name
PS-01 Below Age 5 Referral
PS – 02 Transitioning Students from Preschool into School Age Program Letter
SPED-03 Parental Rights in Special Education (NDE)
SPED-03 (Spanish) Parental Rights in Special Education (NDE)
SPED-03 (Vietnamese) Parental Rights in Special Education (NDE)
SPED-04 (Referral) Multidisciplinary Team Referral Form
SPED-04 Checklist SPED Paperwork Checklist
SPED-12 Contact Log
SPED-20 Authorization of Release
SPED-23 Record of Access
SPED-24 Notification of Destruction of Files – Sample Letter
SPED-31 Permission to Use Picture
 NDE Form Number  NDE Information
NDE Rule 51 Nebraska Department of Education Rule 51 (2016)
NDE Rule 52 Nebraska Department of Education Rule 52 (2014)
NDE Rule 55 Nebraska Department of Education Rule 55 (2012)
NDE IEP Technical
Assistance Guide
Nebraska IEP Technical Assistance Guide (2014)
NDE Verification Guidelines NDE Verification Guidelines Technical Assistance (2008)
NDE Verification Guidelines NDE Specific Learning Disability (2015)
Part C Procedural Safeguards NDE/DHHS Procedural Safeguards (2015)
Part C Procedural Safeguards NDE/DHHS Procedural Safeguards- Spanish (2015)
Part C Procedural Safeguards NDE/DHHS Procedural Safeguards – Vietnamese (2015)
NDE Residency Wards of
the Court
Wards of the courts placed other than district (2011)
NDE Residency Non Wards Non-Wards placed for non-educational reasons (2011)
NDE Parental Revocation
of Consent
Parental Revocation of Consent (2012)
NDE Prior Written Notice
Checklist
Prior Written Notice Checklist
NDE Consent to Invite
Outside Agency
Consent to Invite Outside Agency (2012)