The History of the Learning Community
Prior to the 2006 legislative session, school districts were, for the most part, in disagreement over school district boundaries. The city of Omaha annexed the city of Elkhorn, Omaha Public Schools (OPS) attempted to absorb neighboring school districts such as Millard, Ralston, Elkhorn and Westside; and the Bellevue School District attempted to alter school boundaries with the Papillion La Vista Community Schools (PLC Schools). OPS also filed a finance lawsuit against the state of Nebraska. The 2006 legislative solution to these issues was the passing of LB1024 which created a LC, froze metro area school boundaries, and broke OPS into three districts. During the 2007 Legislative Session, LB641 was passed; this amended LB1024 and allowed OPS to stay as one district.