I hope you find the information in our first newsletter helpful! I want to first take this opportunity to thank the other
members of the Task Force and NASBA/ ALD staff for their hardwork and diligence over the last year. Last year we met face-to-face in Nashville, then at the NASBA Annual Meeting in Boston, and will meet again prior to the Executive Director’s Conference in Jacksonville. As the Mobility initiative continues, the question is not “Why the ALD,” but “How the ALD?” that will require most of our attention in the coming year. As you can see from the information provided, the ALD “just makes sense” for State Boards. Our first goal is to provide any State Board with immediate help if they determine they require assistance with legal or technology issues. In Nebraska, we overcame legal obstacles and are now in direct contact with the staff at NASBA to participate on the ALD. Do not hesitate to contact me at (402) 471-3595 or at Dan.Sweetwood @nebraska.gov for further information on the ALD.