The B & B USD 451 school board and the Nemaha Valley USD 442 school board each approved a resolution Monday to begin formal consolidation planning. Administration for the schools hope the consolidation question will be ready for a public vote during the November general election. To meet requirements for consolidation for the 2011-2012 school year the resolution for consolidation will need to be delivered to the State Board of Education in August or September. If approved by voters, the consolidation wouldn’t take effect until July 1st, 2011.
A consolidation would lock in the general fund budget for both districts at the current level.