Nebraska Exempt School Program

This system is for the 2019/20 school year only.

NDE will discontinue accepting 2019/20 submissions effective 5:00 p.m. CT on Thursday, April 30, 2020.

It is too early to submit a Rule 13 exemption for the 2020/21 school year. The 2020/21 system will be available by the end of May 2020. Do not use the current system to file for the next school year.

Renewal filers - enter your login and password, and click Login.

New filers – use the Register link below.

System Announcements

Before you begin:
Review the Online Instructions

If you completed the 2018/19 filing online, refer to the 06/11/2019 email from Beth Bolte for further renewal instructions.*

Exemption election submissions are due annually by July 15. Submissions are accepted after the July 15 deadline - see Section 003.02a of Rule 13  for further due date information.

Do not create duplicate or multiple accounts for the 2019/20 school year.

Once you have submitted, no changes or additions can be made through the online system. To report changes post-submission, refer to the "Reporting Changes Subsequent to the Initial Filing" section on page 7  Online instructions.

* Note if you filed online for the 2017/18 school year, then filed by paper forms or did not operate the exempt school for the 2018/19 school year, the account may have been closed. You can either 1) create a new account (quicker method) or 2) to re-open the previous account, send an email request to All information will have to be re-keyed and birth certificates uploaded. Updated 9-11-2019

Rule 13         Exempt (Home) School Program website         Online Instructions
NDE/Exempt School Program - Use & Disclosure Statement
The Nebraska Exempt School Program online system was developed in-house by NDE. There is no third party development or storage.

Exemption election information collected by NDE in accordance with 79-1601 R.R.S. and NDE Rule 13, either online or via paper, is reported to resident school districts in accordance with Section 005 of Rule 13; and to other law enforcement & governmental agencies where applicable.

NDE does not sell data.

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