Nebraska School Climate Policy

NEBRASKA 

 

There are 244 school districts in Nebraska and 1,090 public schools. During the 2021-2022 school year, there were 327,055 students enrolled. About 44% of students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches. There is no explicit policy about school climate surveying in Nebraska, but there are several policies that cover aspects of school climate. Those policies include anti-bullying, crisis response planning, parental involvement, special needs, mental health services, and digital citizenship.

Safety

There is currently no policy surrounding School Climate in Nebraska. For more information on school climate please visit us at Services – National School Climate Center

Nebraska Revised Statutes 79-879 (Policy regarding appropriate relationships with students)

https://nebraskalegislature.gov/laws/statutes.php?statute=79-879

 Nebraska Revised Statutes 79-2,137 (bullying definition and prevention)

https://nebraskalegislature.gov/laws/statutes.php?statute=79-2,137

 92 Nebraska Administrative Code 10-011 (schools should address dating violence involving students)

https://statepolicies.nasbe.org/health/categories/social-emotional-climate/bullying-harassment-and-intimidation-policy/nebraska

 Title 92, Chapter 87 (regulations governing qualified zone academy bonds and qualified school construction bonds allocations)

https://cdn.education.ne.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Rule87_2010.pdf

Nebraska Revised Statutes 79-2,144 (mentioning preventing cyberbullying)

https://statepolicies.nasbe.org/health/categories/physical-environment/acceptable-internet-use-policies/nebraska

Nebraska Revised Statutes 79-318 (state board of education, power, and duties)

https://nebraskalegislature.gov/laws/statutes.php?statute=79-318


Who does this protect? Students, School Staff

Does this policy include ways for families to be involved? No

Nebraska Revised Statutes 28-1204.04 (Unlawful possession of a firearm at a school; penalty; exceptions; confiscation of certain firearms; disposition)

https://statepolicies.nasbe.org/health/categories/physical-environment/firearms-or-weapons-on-school-campuses/nebraska

92 Nebraska Administrative Code 10-011 (policies about school environment safety)

https://statepolicies.nasbe.org/health/categories/physical-environment/security-and-safety-assessments/nebraska

Nebraska Revised Statutes 79-2,144 (state school security director shall be responsible for providing leadership and support for safety and security for the public schools)

https://nebraskalegislature.gov/laws/statutes.php?statute=79-2%2C141


Who does this protect? Students, School Staff

Does this policy include ways for families to be involved? No

Nebraska Revised Statutes 68-907 (mental health services)

https://statepolicies.nasbe.org/health/categories/counseling-psychological-and-social-services/school-based-or-school-linked-mental-health-services/nebraska

Nebraska Revised Statutes 71-3004 (professional development for mental health)

Nebraska Revised Statutes 71-3006 (mental health services)

https://statepolicies.nasbe.org/health/categories/counseling-psychological-and-social-services/professional-development-for-mental-health/nebraska

Nebraska Revised Statutes 79-2,144 (mentioning preventing cyberbullying)

https://statepolicies.nasbe.org/health/categories/physical-environment/acceptable-internet-use-policies/nebraska

Nebraska Revised Statutes 79-2146 (suicide awareness and prevention training)

https://statepolicies.nasbe.org/health/categories/counseling-psychological-and-social-services/professional-development-for-suicide-prevention/nebraska

92 Nebraska Administrative Code 10-011 (schools should address dating violence involving students)

https://statepolicies.nasbe.org/health/categories/social-emotional-climate/bullying-harassment-and-intimidation-policy/nebraska


Who does this protect? Students,

Does this policy include ways for families to be involved? No

Teaching/Learning

Nebraska Revised Statute 85-9,178 (fund for a scholarship for students from diverse backgrounds)

https://nebraskalegislature.gov/laws/statutes.php?statute=85-9,178

Nebraska Revised Statutes 79-2112, 79-2113, 79-2114 (elementary learning center)

https://statepolicies.nasbe.org/health/categories/community-involvement/school-community-and-interagency-partnerships/nebraska

Nebraska Revised Statutes 79-2114 (elementary learning center for parents with special needs)

https://statepolicies.nasbe.org/health/categories/family-engagement/parent-supports-and-education-programs/nebraska

Nebraska Revised Statutes 79-1118.01 (disability)

https://law.justia.com/codes/nebraska/2018/chapter-79/statute-79-1118.01/

Nebraska Revised Statutes 79-1142 (special education)

https://nebraskalegislature.gov/laws/statutes.php?statute=79-1142


Who does this protect? School, Students, Staff, students with disability

Does this policy include ways for families to be involved? No

 

Nebraska Revised Statutes 81-8,200.02 (Professional development programs; rules and regulations)

https://law.justia.com/codes/nebraska/2019/chapter-81/statute-81-8-200-02/


Who does this protect? Students

Does this policy include ways for families to be involved? No

Interpersonal Relationships

 

Nebraska Revised Statute 85-9,178 (fund for scholarship for students from diverse background)

https://nebraskalegislature.gov/laws/statutes.php?statute=85-9,178


Who does this protect? Diverse

Does this policy include ways for families to be involved? No

 

Nebraska Revised Statutes 79-2146 (suicide awareness and prevention training)

https://statepolicies.nasbe.org/health/categories/counseling-psychological-and-social-services/professional-development-for-suicide-prevention/nebraska


Who does this protect? Staff, Students

Does this policy include ways for families to be involved? No

Nebraska Revised Statutes 79-2146 (suicide awareness and prevention training)

https://statepolicies.nasbe.org/health/categories/counseling-psychological-and-social-services/professional-development-for-suicide-prevention/nebraska

 Nebraska Revised Statutes 68-907 (mental health services)

https://statepolicies.nasbe.org/health/categories/counseling-psychological-and-social-services/school-based-or-school-linked-mental-health-services/nebraska

Nebraska Revised Statutes 71-3004 (professional development for mental health)

Nebraska Revised Statutes 71-3006 (mental health services)

https://statepolicies.nasbe.org/health/categories/counseling-psychological-and-social-services/professional-development-for-mental-health/nebraska


Who does this protect? Students, Staff

Does this policy include ways for families to be involved? No

Institutional Environment

 

Nebraska Revised Statutes 79-530, 79-531, 79-532, 79-533 (parental involvement of students’ education)

https://statepolicies.nasbe.org/health/categories/family-engagement/family-engagement-plans/nebraska


Who does this protect? Students, Parents

Does this policy include ways for families to be involved? Yes

Nebraska Revised Statutes 28-1204.04 (Unlawful possession of a firearm at a school; penalty; exceptions; confiscation of certain firearms; disposition)

https://statepolicies.nasbe.org/health/categories/physical-environment/firearms-or-weapons-on-school-campuses/nebraska

92 Nebraska Administrative Code 10-011 (policies about school environment safety)

https://statepolicies.nasbe.org/health/categories/physical-environment/security-and-safety-assessments/nebraska

Nebraska Revised Statutes 79-2,144 (state school security director shall be responsible for providing leadership and support for safety and security for the public schools)

https://nebraskalegislature.gov/laws/statutes.php?statute=79-2%2C141


Who does this protect? Students, Staff

Does this policy include ways for families to be involved? No

 

There is currently no policy surrounding Social Inclusion in Nebraska. For more information on school climate please visit us at Services – National School Climate Center

Social Media

92 Nebraska Administrative Code 10-0.4 (digital citizenship)

Nebraska Revised Statutes 79-2,144 (mentioning preventing cyberbullying)

https://statepolicies.nasbe.org/health/categories/physical-environment/acceptable-internet-use-policies/nebraska


Who does this protect? Students

Does this policy include ways for families to be involved? No

There is currently no policy surrounding Leadership in Nebraska. For more information on school climate please visit us at Services – National School

There is currently no policy surrounding Professional Relationship in Nebraska. For more information on school climate please visit us at Services – National School

Sources include: nasbe.org and childtrends.org