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Old 04-13-2012, 06:14 PM
 
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My husband and I are relocating to Lincoln from Denver this summer. We are originally from North Georgia and have only been in Denver for 1 year. Needless to say, we are not excited about relocating...again. Any advice regarding school districts (we have a 7 year old son) and safe family-oriented neighborhoods are greatly appreciated! We would prefer to rent a small home just outside of the city. My husband works for the railroad and will be traveling in and out of Lincoln so commute time isn't that important to us. Thank you in advance for any information
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:35 PM
 
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Waverly, Hickman, and Malcolm are all good little independent school districts (they're small towns and villages outside of the Lincoln city limits, but not really suburbs) within a fairly short commute of Lincoln. I think you're going to have a hard time finding an acreage to rent out in the county and still have your son in the Lincoln Public School District, but there might be something available. Lincoln doesn't have a lot of housing developments in the country--county zoning has prohibited it. You could also look at Seward--it's about a half hour commute, but it's a very nice little town with a good school district.
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:00 PM
 
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Thank you! I will research all of the towns you mentioned
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Western Nebraskansas
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For that matter, Nebraska has open districts just like Colorado. Even if you don't LIVE in the district, you can still send your child to the school of your choice.
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:09 PM
 
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For that matter, Nebraska has open districts just like Colorado. Even if you don't LIVE in the district, you can still send your child to the school of your choice.
With some restrictions. The school you're applying to has to approve you--it depends on space, plus many schools won't accept option students with any kind of special needs at all, including learning disabilities and even kids who need simple things like speech therapy. Our district has an annual application deadline in March for the coming school year.
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Western Nebraskansas
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I've haven't lived in a populated part of Nebraska since becoming a parent, so I guess I haven't run into such issues yet. Where I live, districts are THRILLED to have more warm bodies!
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:00 AM
 
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I've haven't lived in a populated part of Nebraska since becoming a parent, so I guess I haven't run into such issues yet. Where I live, districts are THRILLED to have more warm bodies!
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:50 AM
 
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Thanks! We have actually decided to rent an apartment for 6 months until we are more familiar with the area. Any idea on which part of Lincoln we should look? I like being fairly close to shopping, grocery stores, etc. Any advice helps so thank you in advance. We will be visiting the first weekend in May to check out the city.
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Hickman Nebraska
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Still look into Hickman, it is growing with a lot of families, 10 min from all of south Lincoln shopping. One of the top school systems in the state, Norris Public Schools. Check out what the Senior Class just did Leaving Facebook... | Facebook Your child will probably be entering the 3rd grade in 2013, just in time for the new secondary elementary building to open, 3-5 grade, voters just approved, and construction about to start.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:50 AM
 
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Hickman looks great! I am having the hardest time finding rental property there though. Do they have a local newspaper?
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