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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.).



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.

Statistical Information

 



Program Contacts

  • Beth Bolte: (402) 471-2795 or beth.bolte@nebraska.gov
  • Micki Iverson: (402) 471-1894 or micki.iverson@nebraska.gov
Updated April 15, 2021 5:05pm