Exempt School [Home School] Program
Parents (or legal guardians) may educate their child at home by electing not to meet State approval or accreditation requirements (Section 79-1601 R.R.S.). In Nebraska, “home schools” are referred to as exempt schools and are considered non-approved or non-accredited schools. By filing for and receiving exempt status, parents are electing not to have their child attend a school that meets State approval and accreditation requirements while also complying with the mandatory school attendance law (Section 79-201 R.R.S.).
- Rule 13 is the rule governing the procedures and standards for parents (or legal guardians) filing for an exemption.
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Resources (private parent support organizations)
2022/23 School Year (as of 06/10/2022)
2021/22 School Year
- NDE has discontinued accepting 2021/22 submissions.
- 2019/20 Report on Participants in Nebraska Exempt Schools (October 2021)
- The following student count is a year-end estimate only and subject to change pending audit:
- Students – 14,780
- The following student count is based on filings received as of 04/07/2022 and subject to change on a daily basis:
- Students –13,709 (as of 04/07/2022)
- Beth Bolte: (402) 471-2795 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Micki Iverson: (402) 471-1894 or email@example.com