Apportionment

State Apportionment (Temporary School Fund)

2016/17 Apportionment Payment – February 8, 2017

Each Nebraska School District receives a share of the Temporary School Fund based on the 2016 census of children ages five to eighteen who live in the district.

The actual 2016/17 Apportionment of $47,254,908.35 among a state total census of 369,460 resulted in an apportionment factor of $127.9026372273 per child.

These funds should be receipted in the General Fund under 3200 — State Apportionment.

 
Program Contact:
  • Janice Eret: (402) 471-2248 or janice.eret@nebraska.gov

Updated on 02/06/2017

Statewide Information

Annual Financial Report (School District)

2016/17 Statewide School District AFR Data (new 01/10/2018)

Note that this information may change as amendments to and further review of the 2016/17 School District Annual Financial Reports occur.

Program Contacts
  • Janice Eret: (402) 471-2248 or janice.eret@nebraska.gov
  • Bill Biven: (402) 471-0526 or bill.biven@nebraska.gov

Updated on 01/12/2018

Per Pupil Costs

Annual Financial Report (School District)

2016/17 Per Pupil Costs (new 01/10/2018)

Per pupil cost is calculated using data from district Annual Financial Reports.

Program Contacts
  • Janice Eret: (402) 471-2248 or janice.eret@nebraska.gov
  • Bill Biven: (402) 471-0526 or bill.biven@nebraska.gov

Updated on 01/10/2018

Additional Assistance

School District Budgeting

Additional Assistance

2017/18 BUDGET MATERIALS

The documents are available on the Auditor of Public Accounts website and the Finance & Organizational Services/School District Budgeting website.

SCHOOL FINANCE & BUDGET WEBINAR

A webinar has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 28, 2017 (9:30 AM to 12:00 PM CST).  This webinar will provide information on the budget process and State Aid. Visit the FOS/Webinars webpage for additional information.

NEW SUPERINTENDENT ORIENTATION

There will be two orientations for “new” superintendents and their bookkeepers in July (see below).  The focus of these orientations is to help individuals (who are starting their first year or completing their first year as a superintendent) become comfortable with the budget process and related school finance issues.  Invitations and registration information will be sent directly to this group of “new” superintendents by the end of June; however, any superintendent and their bookkeeper may register to attend these orientations. 

LOCATION

DATE

TIME

North Platte

Holiday Inn Express

300 Holiday Frontage Road

Tuesday,

July 18, 2017

8:30 a.m.

To

3:00 p.m.

Lincoln   

Lincoln Community Foundation Building

215 Centennial Mall South

Large Conference Room – 5th Floor

Thursday,

July 20, 2017

8:30 a.m.

To

3:00 p.m.

BUDGET ASSISTANCE

The School Finance Team will provide individual Budget Assistance at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney during the Administrators’ Days Convention on July 26 & 27, 2017.  The assistance will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis (sign-up sheets will be available at the Conference Center).

Team members are available to answer budget questions and provide assistance by telephone, email, appointment in Lincoln, or through small group meetings.  To schedule appointments or small group meetings, contact one of the individuals listed below.

Program Contacts
  • Janice Eret: (402) 471-2248 or janice.eret@nebraska.gov
  • Bill Biven: (402) 471-0526 or bill.biven@nebraska.gov

Updated on 06/27/2017

Annual Financial Report (ESU)

2016/17 Annual Financial Report Materials and Instructions

Other Related ESU AFR Information, Data and Look-Ups

ESU Audits

Program Contacts
  • Janice Eret: (402) 471-2248 or janice.eret@nebraska.gov
  • Bill Biven: (402) 471-0526 or bill.biven@nebraska.gov

Updated on 01/10/2018

2017 Census Report Instructions

2017 School District Census Report

The School District Census Report provides the Department of Education with a count of children ages 5 – 18 that reside in a school district as of June 30.  This information is used in the calculation of several types of state and county funding sources distributed to public school districts.

The 2017 School District Census Report will be available on June 27th through the NDE Portal, under the Data Collections tab.

The due date for the submission of the School District Census Report is July 10, 2017.  The Census Report Data Audit Window will be open from July 11 – July 20 for any necessary corrections.  Districts not meeting the July 10 due date must receive NDE approval in order to submit their census data late.

Program Contact:
  • Janice Eret: (402) 471-2248 or janice.eret@nebraska.gov

Updated on 05/25/2017

Exempt Schools

Exempt (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 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.


NOTE: Exemption election filings will be accepted either via the online submission OR via paper submission by mail – do not submit both ways.


2017/18 Online Submission through the Nebraska Exempt School Program

Before you begin, review the following documents (available in pdf format):

2017/18 Paper Submission Via Mail (or drop off the information at the Department of Education if you live in the Lincoln area) (no faxes or emails will be accepted)

Before you begin, review the following documents (available in pdf format):

Then, download/print the Instructions & Forms Packet here. The packet includes:

  • Nebraska Exempt School Program/Instructions for a Rule 13 Exemption Via Paper Documents
  • Statement of Election & Assurances (Form A) (two copies are attached)
  • Form B, and
  • Information Summary

Utilize the “Instructions” to assist in the completion & submission.

  • Submit the documents by mail only (or drop off the information at the Department of Education if you live nearby).

Exemption election submissions are due annually by July 15.


If you cannot submit online or download the documents, contact the Exempt School Program Office to request a packet by mail; indicate if this is a first year filing or renewing from the 2016/17 year.


2016/17 School Year

We have discontinued accepting exemption election filings for the 2016/17 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 on 06/08/2017

Budget Factors

School District Budgeting

2017/18 Budget Factors Certification (May 25, 2017)

Information on the 2017/18 Budget Factors Certification may be accessed below.

Budget Timeline

Certification Reports

Budget Certification Information Prior to 2017/18 School Year

Program Contacts
  • Janice Eret: (402) 471-2248 or janice.eret@nebraska.gov
  • Bill Biven: (402) 471-0526 or bill.biven@nebraska.gov

Updated on 05/25/2017

State Aid

State Aid Certification Information

2017/18 State Aid Certification (May 25, 2017)

Other Links

Program Contact:
  • Jen Utemark: (402) 471-3323 or jen.utemark@nebraska.gov

Updated on 08/30/2017

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