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By LuAnn Schindler

Historic hearing

State committee approves consolidation


December 19, 2019

LuAnn Schindler

Stamp of approval • Nebraska Unified District #1 Superintendent Dale Martin addresses members of the state reorganization committee Thursday about the new Summerland school district approved by voters, Nov. 12. The public hearing was held at the Nebraska Department of Education in Lincoln. Ewing Superintendent Ted Hillman also addressed the committee.

It's official.

Thursday morning, the state committee for the reorganization of school districts approved dissolution of Clearwater, Ewing and Orchard Public School districts and the formation of the Summerland school district, effective June 6, during a 29-minute public hearing at the Nebraska Department of Education in Lincoln.

The reorganization plan passed 4-0. Committee member Gerry Osborn was absent.

Nebraska Unified School District #1 Superintendent Dale Martin told the committee discussions took place "off and on for about 20 years" before patrons approved the consolidation in a Nov....

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