Omaha-Area Districts to Share Revenue, Programs
A new school governance arrangement will link the Omaha, Neb., district with 10 surrounding school districts—financially as well as educationally.
A state bill, signed into law May 25 by Gov. Dave Heineman, a Republican, ends two years of wrangling that began with the Omaha district’s creation of a plan in 2005 to annex land and schools from three surrounding districts located within city limits.
Local superintendents protested the Omaha district’s “one city, one school district” plan. Then, Nebraska’s unicameral legislature last spring approved a plan that would have broken Omaha into three separate districts, largely among racial and ethnic lines. ( "Nebraska Court Halts Omaha Breakup Plan," ...
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