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) [This document is from the 2020/21 school year; the 2021/22 FAQ document will be posted by the end of May along with the 2021/22 filing information and forms.]
- Resources (private parent support organizations)
2021/22 School Year
- It is too early to file for a Rule 13 exemption for the 2021/22 school year. Check back on this website at the end of May for the 2021/22 forms and information & link to the updated online submission. Exemption election submissions are due annually by July 15.
2020/21 School Year
- NDE has discontinued accepting submissions for the 2020/21 school year.
- Beth Bolte: (402) 471-2795 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Micki Iverson: (402) 471-1894 or email@example.com