State committee approves consolidation
December 19, 2019
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....