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Exempt School [Home School] Program

General Information

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.).

Updates (05/01/2024)

  • 2024/25 School Year
    • The 2024/25 filing information will be available in June 2024.
    • LB 1027, 2024 impacts the filing procedures under Rule 13.  Further information will be provided with the 2024/25 filing information.
  • 2023/24 School Year
    • NDE has discontinued accepting 2023/24 submissions.


Statistical Information


Program Contacts

  • Beth Bolte & Micki Iverson
  • Email:
  • Phone: 402/471-0336
Updated May 9, 2024 3:10pm