The Omaha school district is now an application process away from having its own attorney.
The Omaha Public Schools board voted 7-0 Monday evening to let Superintendent Mark Evans begin the search for an in-house counsel.
The district’s attorney would handle day-to-day legal issues, not litigation, Evans said.
Litigation and other major legal matters would probably still be handled by Baird Holm, an Omaha law firm. OPS has worked with the firm since the 1960s.
The district’s attorney also would act as the chief negotiator with employee groups in contract negotiations.