School aid being discussed in legislature|
A fight for Nebraska school-aid dollars was driven by large districts that have dwindling options to generate local revenue and small districts that pay more per-student for transportation and teachers. Both sides won concessions, even though the tentative funding formula steers most of state aid to Nebraska's largest schools. The largest schools around Omaha and Lincoln complained about flat-lined property values and larger student enrollments. Smaller schools worried about competing for teachers with Omaha, Lincoln and border states.