NASES Legislative Conference

Thursday, February 23, 2017 (All day) to Friday, February 24, 2017 (All day)

Cornhusker Marriott - Lincoln, NE

Pre-Registration is now closed. Please visit the on-site registration desk for info. 

Thursday, February 23
8:30 a.m.      Registration
9:00 a.m.      Welcome - Missy Dobish, President, NASES
                    The State of the Union: National Trends in Special Education...Past, Present, and Future
                     Robert H. Pasternack
The Honorable Robert H. Pasternack, Ph.D. served as Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) at the U.S. Department of Education from 2001 to 2004. During his tenure, he was responsible for the 2004 Reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the implementation of No Child Left Behind (NCLB).
Prior to being appointed by President Bush, Dr. Pasternack was the State Director of Special Education in New Mexico. During his distinguished 40 year career in education, Bob has been a teacher, a superintendent, and a school psychologist.
He is the Chief Executive Officer for Ensenar Educational Services, Inc., consulting with State Education Agencies, the country’s largest Local Education Agencies, and companies that serve the PreK-12 market, including Scholastic Education.
12:00 p.m.     Lunch & Legislative Debriefing
                      Dr. Michael Dulaney, NCSA
1:30 p.m.       Appointments with Senators 
3:30 p.m.       NASES General Business Meeting
4:30 p.m.       Social at Gate 25
                      Join us for some networking and fun in a great, private space in the Railyard where you can catch up with your colleagues over some snacks and beverages!


Friday, February 24
7:30 a.m.        Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m.        NDE Program
Immediately Following NDE Program - 3:00 p.m.
                       New NASES Member Workshop at NCSA 
                       Contact Peggy Romshek  promshek@nppsd.org
Leadership workshop for new NASES members. A presentation will take place with one district's way of assigning staff to match student needs.  After the presentation, there will be time for a question and answer session on other current topics that new directors are dealing with. 
Lunch will be provided. 

Lodging Information
Cornhusker Marriott
(402) 474-7474
$109 
*Mention NCSA-NASES Legislative Event 

Appointments with Senators
The very best way to influence your State Senator is to meet in his or her work environment at the Capitol. 
Please contact your senator in advance to arrange for a short meeting between 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm on February 23. Some materials will be provided for your discussion by NASES at lunch, but we encourage you to bring the following as well:
   1.   A student success story…make it real!
   2.   Your District’s Targeted Improvement Plan (TIP) showing high expectations for special education.
   3.   If available, any data that show how you are closing the gap for students with disabilities. 

For a complete list of the 2017 Nebraska Unicameral Legislature, please visit: http://nebraskalegislature.gov/senators/senator_list.php


Award Information
Would you or someone you know like to apply for the NASES Friend of Special Education award? Click here to download the application. All applications are due by March 1, 2017.  

Any cancellation request must be received no later than Tuesday, February 21, 2017

*A 48 hour (2 business day) cancellation policy is in place for all events. To avoid being charged the full registration fee, please submit any requests to cancel your registration before the cancellation deadline. Please contact Michelle, michelle@ncsa.orgwith all cancellation requests and inquiries. Please note: your registration fee will be refunded or waived ONLY if an event is cancelled due to inclement weather. Otherwise, the 48 hour (2 business day) cancellation policy remains in effect for all events.

 
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