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Exempt School [Home School] Program

General Information

Parents, legal guardians, or educational decisionmakers 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 and non-accredited private schools.  Exempt schools can also be outside the child’s home and have students from more than one family.

By filing for and receiving exempt status, the parent, legal guardian, or educational decisionmaker are electing not to have their child attend a school that meets State approval or accreditation requirements while also complying with the mandatory school attendance law (Section 79-201 R.R.S.).

Resources (private parent support organizations)



Statistical Information


Program Contacts

  • Beth Bolte & Micki Iverson
  • Email:
  • Phone: 402/471-0336
Updated June 3, 2024 10:26am