Affidavit for Instructional Hour Exception (2022-23 School Year)

School systems that do not meet the instructional hours requirements may submit an affidavit electronically in PDF to the NDE after the district/system school year calendar concludes.  School systems will submit completed and notarized affidavits no later than June 30, 2023.  Affidavits may be attached to an email and sent to or mailed to:

Attn: Accreditation
Nebraska Department of Education
PO Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509-4987


Questions can be directed to Dr. Micki Charf at:


January 21, 2022 – Guidance Document for the Financial Literacy Act

The Financial Literacy Act was signed into law on August 28, 2021. The requirements, including the high school graduation requirement, begin in the school year 2023-2024. The Act also requires each student to complete at least one five-credit high school course in personal finance or financial literacy prior to graduation before the end of the 2023-2024 school year. This would apply to current high school sophomores, or those graduating in 2024.

Financial Literacy Act Guidance

Updated May 2, 2023 11:15pm