4125: Certification4125: Certification holly Tue, 07/02/2019 - 14:04
I. All persons holding the official title of (1) superintendent of schools, (2) principal or supervisor of an accredited school, or (3) supervisor of any special subject or subjects in which such persons actually supervise the work of other teachers in that subject or those subjects shall hold a Nebraska certificate to administer.
II. Except as provided in Section III, each person employed to teach shall hold a valid Nebraska certificate or permit issued by the Commissioner of Education legalizing him or her to teach the grade or subjects to which elected.
III. The District may employ persons who hold a valid certificate or permit to teach issued by another state as a substitute teacher for not more than ten (10) working days if the person begins the application process, on the first day of employment, for a Nebraska substitute teaching certificate and the issuance of such certificate is pending.
IV. Persons not holding a valid Nebraska teaching certificate or permit issued by the Commissioner of Education may be employed to serve as aides to a teacher or teachers. Such teacher aides may not assume any teaching responsibilities. A teacher aide may be assigned duties which are non-teaching in nature if the aide has been specifically prepared for such duties, including the handling of emergency situations which might arise in the course of his or her work.
Nebr. Rev. Stat. § 79-801; 79-802
4125.1: Certificate Registration, Renewal, or Change of Name4125.1: Certificate Registration, Renewal, or Change of Name holly Tue, 07/02/2019 - 14:07
Each teacher or administrator shall register his or her certificate or permit with the District. The Superintendent or District administrator shall endorse on the certificate that it has been registered and the date of registration. No employment of a teacher or administrator shall be valid until the certificate is registered. Failure to register or maintain a certificate valid for the position for which employed shall result in loss of pay during the time the certificate is invalid.
Upon the expiration of an administrator’s or teacher’s certificate, it is the administrator’s or teacher's responsibility to make application for its renewal. Renewal forms are available online through the Nebraska Department of Education.
Change of Name
If an administrator’s or teacher’s name should change by marriage, divorce, or by any other circumstance, it is the administrator’s or teacher’s responsibility to have the name changedon his or her certificate.
The District shall file with the Nebraska Department of Education an annual report which shall specify the names of all individuals employed by the District who are required by law to hold a certificate and such other information as the Commissioner of Education directs. The Superintendent or his/her designee shall promptly transmit to the Nebraska Department of Education the name of the teacher or administrator to be employed, together with the position to which employed, if the teacher or administrator is employed after the submission of the fall personnel report. The teacher or administrator shall not be reimbursed for any services to the District after the date of receipt of any notification by the Department of Education to the District that a teacher or administrator has not been issued a certificate or given evidence of application to the Nebraska Department of Education and qualification for a certificate of permit.
Nebr. Rev. Stat. § 79-804, 79-805