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Enrollment Option Appeal Process and Decisions

Under Section 79-239 of the Revised Statutes of Nebraska (R.R.S.), if an application for enrollment option is rejected by the option school district or if the resident school district rejects a request for release under subsection (1) of Section 79-237 R.R.S., the rejecting school district shall provide written notification to the parent or guardians stating the reason for the rejection.

The parent or legal guardian may appeal a rejection to the State Board of Education by filing a written request, together with a copy of the rejection notice, with the State Board of Education. Such request and copy of the notice must be received by the board within thirty days after the date the notification of the rejection was received by the parent or legal guardian. Any appeals under Section 79-239 R.R.S. are governed by the provisions of 92 NAC 61, except that the Commissioner may appoint a hearing officer.

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Submitting an Appeal

Appeals must be submitted within 30 days of receiving rejection notice to one of the below addresses. No emails will be accepted. Submission should include a written request detailing reason for the appeal and a copy of rejection notice received from the school district. Mailed documents should be sent by certified mail.

Mailing address (send by certified mail):

State Board of Education

Nebraska Department of Education

Attn: Legal Services

PO Box 94987

Lincoln, NE 68509-4987

Physical address for drop off, M-F between 8-12 & 1-5:

Nebraska Department of Education

Attn: Legal Services

500 S. 84th St

Lincoln, NE 68510


Enrollment Option Appeal Hearing Officer’s Report, Final Decision and Order since 1998, by subject index:

Updated May 31, 2023 4:58pm