On this website, I do not always get to give good news, and I am afraid that this is one of these times.
In Nebraska, parents may educate their child at home by electing not to meet State approval or accreditation requirements (Section 79-1601 R.R.S.) When there is a foster child, the actual legal guardian is the Health & Human Services. Section 43-905 R.R.S
Rule 12 and Rule 13 are the state regulations governing the procedures and standards for parents filing for an exemption from State approval and accreditation requirements. See here
. In short, Rule 12/13 has the parent request that the child not attend a public school, but, an exempt school. In Nebraska, "home schools" are referred to as exempt schools and are considered non-approved or non-accredited schools.
According to HHS's own administrative rules of Title 390, Nebraska Administrative Code, Section 11-002.02D (see here
), Rule 12 or Rule 13 educational placement can be requested by a parent whose parental rights
are intact and requires that such parent complete the Rule 12 or Rule 13 (Form A - "Statement of Objection and Assurances by Parent or Guardian") exemption election filing. The regulations also state that if parental rights are not intact, the ward will not be able to attend a Rule 12 or Rule 13 exempt school
In short, someone in foster care cannot be home schooled in Nebraska, I am afraid.
Now they may study for an earlier accredited GED and take the test and get a GED
. However, they cannot be home-schooled for a GED.
I hope this helps and clarifies. Good luck.
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