Special Education

Central Nebraska Support Service Program (CNSSP)

CNSSP provides services to 7 school districts and a number of non-public schools in Hall, Howard and Merrick counties.


The school districts of the Central Nebraska Support Services Program ensure that a free appropriate public education is available to all children with disabilities from birth through the school year in which the student reaches 21 years of age.


The school districts of the Central Nebraska Support Services Program have a a goal of providing full educational opportunity for all children with disablilities consisitent with the state's full educational opportunity goal.


All children, regardless of the severity of their disabilities and who are in need of special education, residing in the school districts of CNSSP including children who are homeless or wards of the state, and children attending non-public schools are identified, located, and evaluated.


The school districts of CNSSP ensure that children with disablities are evaluated in accordance with 92 NAC 51-006. Procedures to verify that testing and evaluation materials and techniques for the purposes of evaluation and placement of children with disabilities will be selected and administered so as not to be racially or culturally discriminatory. Such materials or procedures shall be provided and administered in the child's native language or mode of communication, unless it is clearly not feasible to do so. No single procedure shall be the sole principle for determining an appropriate educational program for the child.

Mission Statement:

Every Student, Every Day, A Success

Vision Statement

CNSSP Exemplifies best practice resulting in success for every student


Improve Communication with all stakeholders

  • Parent engagement and family centered services
  • Public awareness-child find and identification
  • General supervision
  • Build professional community-collaborative relationships
  • Use Response to intervention

Increase student achievement/success PK-21 through evidence-based practices

  • Provision of appropriate services
  • Utilize research-based interventions and instruction to improve academics/behavior
  • Use data to improve decisions
  • Provide learning opportunities in natural and least restricitve environment
  • Evaluation of special education staff
  • Provide appropriate resources to support student learning

Improve transition services for students entering a new environment birth to 21

  • Implement Transition plan for EC, Elementar to Middle, Middle to High School, High School to Post School
  • Provision of appropriate services
  • Engage students, parents/guardians/outside agencies in the transition process
  • Use data from a variety of assessments to communicate and prepare for student transitions


Contact us:

Central Nebraska Support Services Program
123 South Webb Road
PO Box 4904 
Grand Island, NE 68802

Phone: (308) 385-5925
Fax: (308) 385-5797

Regular office hours: 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday