Nebraska Homeschool Laws
Homeschooling is regulated at the state level and changes may be made to the relevant statutes at any time. Always consult the actual state code, which is usually online at your state's official website, for the most up to date and accurate legal information with regard to homeschooling. Also keep in mind that interpretations of the code -- whether provided by school districts or homeschool groups -- may or may not be an accurate reflection of the law. Always combine interpretations with your own reading of the statute itself.
Although we try to keep our links up to date, state laws change regurlarly. The information at the links provided below contain information that may or may not be current.
The "Show Me" Letter - Many an uninformed (or informed but overzealous) school administration official has asked local homeschoolers for more documentation than the state homeschool law requires. In The "Show Me" Letter, Shay Seaborne relates her experience with an overzealous official and how knowing the law and being polite but firm is often all it takes to educate local officials. A "must read" for new homeschoolers!
NCHEA is committed to help homeschooling parents by providing information on the legal requirements, and forms for Nebraska.
From the Nevada Department of Education. Nevada law (NRS 392.070) provides for a waiver of the compulsory attendance laws and procedures for parents/guardians to follow in pursuing the waiver.
From the Nebraska Department of Education. Parents (or 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.).
From the Nebraska Department of Education.
From the Nebraska Department of Education. Rule 12 and Rule 13 are the rules governing the procedures and standards for parents filing for an exemption.
From the Nebraska Department of Education. Rule 12 Regulations and Procedures for Exempting Schools for Which Parents Elect Not to Meet Legal Requirements for State Approval and Accreditation for Other Than Religious Reasons.
From the Nebraska Department of Education. Rule 13 Regulations and Procedures for Exempting Schools for Which Parents Elect Not to Meet Legal Requirements for State Approval and Accreditation" for religious reasons.
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