Placement Office: 557-2710
Placement Supervisor: Anne M. MacFarland
SPA Supervisor: Tim Hamilton
TITLE 92 - NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - CHAPTER 19 - SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Nebraska Revised Statute 79-201 Compulsory education; attendance required; exceptions.
School officials are mandatory reporters of suspected child abuse and/or neglect (LB 28-711). If a student reports a physical or sexual assault, district personnel are obligated to contact the Student Personnel Assistant (SPA) who is the first responder. The SPA documents the student's report and forwards a summary of the incident(s) to the Omaha Police Department, Youth Services Division. Specially trained officers determine whether and how to respond. The police may interview a child without parent permission. Subsequent contact with the family is the responsibility of the Omaha Police Department.
Nebraska Revised Statute 28-711 Child subjected to abuse or neglect; report; contents; toll-free number
The Drop-Out Prevention and Recovery Initiative of the Student Personnel Services Division is based on a district-wide Strategic Plan to maximize graduation rates. As the title suggests, the plan is to prevent drop-outs as the Student Personnel Assistants reach out to fulfill the Revised Nebraska Statute 79-201 for compulsory education and to recover students by finding and re-engaging students who have previously dropped out of school.
It is a goal to have every student who is less than 18 years of age enrolled in an educational setting, unless excused by a parent through signing an affidavit. This affidavit must be signed in the presence of a SPA, or a notary in a school building. Students who refuse to attend school will be referred to the Douglas County Attorney, Juvenile Division when all other avenues have been exhausted to have the child/family comply with the law. Students who will reach 6 years of age prior to January 1st of the present school year must, under state law, register for school as well. Those parents wishing to keep their children out of school when this applies, may choose to submit an affidavit for withdrawal with the understanding the student will automatically be enrolled into the first grade the following year.