Q&A: The OPS controversies

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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 12:00 am

The Omaha Public Schools Board of Education has been the subject of controversy for almost a year, since the hiring of Nancy Sebring as superintendent, who resigned before she ever assumed the job.

In 2012, State Sen. Scott Lautenbaugh introduced a bill that would have shrunk the OPS board and forced new elections. That bill failed to gain traction in the Legislature. But now, a year, later, a similar bill appears to be on a fast track to approval, and the board is facing a legal action that could declare half its members invalid. Here’s a look at the major controversies the board has faced in the past year.

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