Agricultural Economics Department


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Published in Cornhusker Economics, 03/08/2006. Produced by the Cooperative Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.


On March 3, 2006 the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled that a district court’s order stopping the implementation of a 2005 school consolidation statute was in error. Pony Lake School District v. State Committee for Reorganization, 271 Neb. 173 (2006). The Supreme Court’s ruling paved the way for the mandatory June 15, 2006 termination of over 200 Class I School Districts pursuant to L.B. (Legislative Bill) 126, despite a November 7, 2006 voter referendum on LB126.