Nebraska has long been known as a state having an excessively large number of school districts in proportion to both population and area. Faced with this problem, Nebraska has enacted several laws concerned with the reorganization of school districts in order to advance and improve its educational system. The purpose of this Comment is to present a general review of the procedures available for the reorganization of school districts. This Comment will encompass four major areas. Reorganization of School District Act, commonly referred to as the election method, is discussed first. The second procedure, known as the petition method, considers reorganization initiated through petition by legal voters or school districts. The third area, which for purposes of this Comment will be denoted as Legislative Bill 892, considers Nebraska's most recent statutory enactment for purposes of reorganization of school districts. The last statute to be considered is not a method to reorganize school districts; however, any discussion of school district reorganization warrants its consideration. This statute is known as the Freeholder Petition.
Fred H. Sweet,
School District Reorganization—Nebraska's Continuing Problem,
46 Neb. L. Rev. 844
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