For those parents looking to start homeschooling in Nebraska, just follow these steps:.
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According to Nebraska Statute Section 79-201 R.R.S., “a child is of mandatory attendance age if the child (a) will reach six years of age prior to January 1 of the then-current school year and (b) has not reached eighteen years of age.”
Per the Nebraska Department of Education, “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.). […] Exempt schools can also be outside the child’s home and have students from more than one family.”
“Rule 13 is the rule governing the procedures and standards for parents (or legal guardians) filing for an exemption. […] You as the parent or legal guardian are responsible for finding a curriculum that fits the needs of your exempt school student. Curriculum materials, books, and outlines are not available from the Nebraska Department of Education,” and the parent is responsible for all costs for curriculum and operation of the home school (Nebraska Department of Education).
Even though Nebraska does not highly regulate homeschooling, there are some Nebraska homeschool requirements you must satisfy when you homeschool:
Nebraska homeschool law does not address recordkeeping. However, it is recommended for homeschooling parents to keep basic records such as transcripts of classes and grades, and a lesson plan book or log, and up-to-date immunization records.
Many homeschooling parents also opt to create individual homeschool portfolios for each student as a way to validate all the hard work and effort as well as commemorate accomplishments and victories.
The Modify™ app makes record keeping simple and keeps all your records organized.
While it isn’t required, parents or guardians should consider filing a course completion notice to the Department of Education. The state of Nebraska will be able to recognize the completion of the students homeschool studies.
Modify™ helps homeschoolers to keep all necessary records and transcripts.
Nebraska Statute Section 79-201 R.R.S.
Section 79-1601 R.R.S
Section 79-201 R.R.S
Nebraska Open Educational Resources
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