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 compulsory 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.
- Resources (private parent support organizations)
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) [This document is from the 2017/18 school year; the 2018/19 FAQ document will be posted by the end of May.]
2017/18 School Year – Online and Paper Submission
We have discontinued accepting 2017/18 submissions.
2018/19 School Year – Online and Paper Submission
It is too early to submit a Rule 13 exemption for the 2018/19 school year. By the end of May, the 2018/19 forms & information and link to the online submission will be available on this website. Do not use the 2017/18 school year’s information and online system to file for the 2018/19 school year.
- Beth Bolte: (402) 471-2795 or email@example.com
- Micki Iverson: (402) 471-1894 or firstname.lastname@example.org