Nebraska’s never ending educational debates found a new forum, Cedar
County. Petitioners attempted to take advantage of Neb Rev Stat §
79-458, which could allow them to move their property from one Cedar County
School District to another.
Nebraska’s Freeholding Statute originally allowed parents who owned
property in an unaccredited school district to move the property to an
accredited school district if it was in the best educative interests of
the child. The statute was amended and now provides a series of conditions
that must be met before a property owner can move property to a contiguous
Several taxpayers have joined together opposing the transfer because the
petitions do not comply with the statute. The Taxpayers appealed the decision
of the Cedar County Freeholder Board granting the petitions and transferring
the property. The case now sits before the Cedar County District Court.
The taxpayers are represented by
Domina Law Group pc llo . “The statute clearly provides what elements must be in a petition
before the Freeholder Board can transfer the property. These petitions
did not comply,” stated Mark A. Hassebrook.
To date two hearings on this complicated case have been held. Another hearing
will be held in January after the petitioners have an opportunity to intervene
in the case.