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School Liaison Office
Washington Square Bldg. 49
Offutt AFB, NE 68113
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
Each installation provides information about the types of schools and programs offered on or near your installation for your child. Learn about the types of programs, guidelines and requirements for each school. Whether you choose to send your child to a Department of Defense School, a private school or public school, your installation can help you explore all of your options to make the right decision for you and your child.
Children residing in base housing attend Bellevue Public Schools the fourth largest school district in Nebraska. Three elementary schools are located on base and run by BPS.
Other local school districts include:
Schools in the surrounding area educate children in grades kindergarten through 12, offering the same high level of educational quality. There are six school districts serving the area in addition to the Bellevue Public Schools: Papillion/LaVista School District, Omaha Public Schools, Plattsmouth Community Schools, Ralston Public Schools, South Sarpy School District and Millard Public Schools. Additionally, some families choose to live 20-30 miles from the base, so their children might be in the school districts of Council Bluffs or Glenwood Iowa, Murray, Springfield, or Gretna Nebraska.
Most children residing in base housing attend Bellevue Public Schools, the fourth largest school district in Nebraska. The district operates 15 elementary schools (3 in Capehart housing), 3 middle schools and 2 high schools.
Offutt AFB has a very robust home-schooling community. With various options and support, home school students can continue to thrive while stationed at Offutt AFB. Nebraska Homeschool and the Omaha Homeschool Learning center are just two of our local resources in addition to social media pages on Facebook for HOME (Homeschooling in the Omaha Metro for Everyone) and Offutt Homeschool Families.
For questions concerning Nebraska's home school laws please refer to the Home Educator Network homepage with Nebraska Homeschool, the Nebraska Department of Education website or Home School Legal Defense Association. You may also want to contact the School Liaison via e-mail at: 55FSS.FSY.SchoolLiaison@us.af.mil
The Education and Training Center provides educational opportunities to assigned active duty military members, family members, and Department of Defense civilian employees. Their educational objective is to provide courses and degree programs that serve the interests of the United States Air Force as well as the career and post-retirement needs of military and civilian personnel. Their training objective is to provide guidance and expertise to all assigned military units in the conducting of on-the-job training programs. Air Force counselors are available to assist military personnel in planning educational programs and formulating vocational goals. There are 25 vocational, junior colleges, colleges and universities in the Omaha metropolitan area with many academic programs available. The Education and Training Center provides the following services:
The School Liaison Officer (SLO) at Offutt AFB is available to assist military families with all of their K-12 educational needs.
The state of Nebraska offers quality education programs from kindergarten through graduate school. The Nebraska Department of Education announced the Nebraska's 2019 graduating class received an average of 20.1 composite score, ranking them the fifth in states that test all of our public school students. The ACT exam measures knowledge of english, math, reading and science.
Bellevue Public Schools is proud to serve the educational needs of the Bellevue/Offutt Community. The BPS District serves approximately 10,000 students; there are 2 high schools, 3 middle schools, 15 elementary schools, 1 alternative school, and a career and technical education center in the BPS District serving PK-12th grade. The district is accredited by the state of Nebraska and Cognia (formerly AdvancED), a global accreditation agency. Bellevue provides a comprehensive education program designed to meet the needs of all students. Extensive extra-curricular activities provide students with multiple opportunities to participate. Each year Bellevue students earn state and national recognition in diverse fields including academics, band, vocal music, engineering, science, communication arts, JROTC, CTE, and athletics. Bellevue Public Schools has a 91% graduation rate, the state of Nebraska is 88%.
All public school districts in the area have extensive special education programs. Please contact the Offutt School Liaison at (402) 232-4231 or email 55FSS.FSY.SchoolLiaison@us.af.mil to get connected with appropriate district and special education department.
Parochial and Private Schools
Contact the Offutt School Liaison Officer at (402) 232-4231 or email 55FSS.FSY.SchoolLiaison@us.af.mil for information on private and parochial schools servicing military children in the Omaha Metro area.