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Department of the Air Force
School Liaison Office
Union Lane Bldg 363
Offutt AFB, NE 68113
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 Bellevue.
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 chose 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. Most children residing in base housing attend Bellevue Public Schools.
The Offutt Homeschoolers (formerly Bellevue Offutt Homeschool Group) a division of HOME (Homeschooling in the Omaha Metro for Everyone) and exists as a place for homeschooling families who are affiliated with Offutt Air Force Base. The homeschoolers program serves more than 100 homeschooling families in the Offutt area. They discuss homeschool related subject matter and to receive information related to opportunities for military affiliated students and families.
For questions concerning Nebraska's home school laws please refer to the Home Educator Network homepage or the Nebraska Department of Education website.
The Education and Training Center provides educational opportunities to assigned active duty military members, their adult 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.
Education advisors assist with Community College of the Air Force registration and program planning. Veterans Affairs representatives are available to explain current programs and initiate requisite paperwork. Complete testing facilities are available, to include College Level Examination Program, Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support and other specialized tests. In addition other testing is provided in career development, promotions and other ancillary testing services. Information pertaining to tuition assistance financial aid is available to all personnel.
There are 25 vocational, junior colleges, colleges and universities in the Omaha metropolitan area with many academic programs available.
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.