Special Education Projects

The ESU CC manages 3 special education projects, with ESU 1 in Wakefield serving as the fiscal agent. The purpose of these SPED projects is for participating parties to pool their resources in connection with special education services  and for the training of special education teachers and other staff members employed by educational institutions within the state of Nebraska. The three projects are:
  • Improving Learning for Children with Disabilities(ILCD)
    ILCD is a state self-assessment project that gathers information for federal reporting requirements. This is accomplished through the use of surveys, the project uses parent, teacher, and administrative assessments. The results can be accessed via the ILCD website:

  • Project PARA
    Project PARA is a web-based method for school districts to provide introductory training for their paraeducators. The project assists schools in meeting the paraeducator training requirements of No Child Left Behind, Rule 11, and IDEA. Project PARA is a collaborative effort between the University of Nebraska, the Nebraska Department of Education, and Nebraska ESUs.

  • Student Records System (SRS)
    SRS is an online special education record keeping system. It creates all special education documents required by Rule 51, including IEP, MDT, IFSP, and all required notices. The SRS is a highly secured system that organizes and stores documents and provides easy access to files from anywhere via the internet.


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