Prairie Hills USD 113 commends Kansas State Board of Education’s fair and thorough process denying land transfer petition

Prairie Hills USD 113 commends the Kansas State Board of Education (KSBOE) decision to deny a school district transfer petition initiated by Nemaha-Central USD 115 after a long, thorough and fair process. Following KSBOE General Counsel Scott Gordon’s thirteen-page recommendation, and demonstrating a preference for local control, the Board voted 6 to 3 to deny the petition after months of legal wrangling.

“The Board and Mr. Gordon have taken their responsibility very seriously,” said USD 113 Prairie Hills Superintendent Todd Evans. “It has been an exceedingly fair and democratic process. They evaluated the facts, studied the law, took public input, debated the issues in open session and have ultimately ruled in the best interests of Kansas school children.”

“I’ve practiced law for over two decades and been party to more litigated matters than I care to count. This process has been meticulous and thorough,” said David Cooper with Fisher Patterson Sayler & Smith who litigated the action on behalf of the Prairie Hills school district. “I commend the board for applying the facts to the law.”

“This has been a long and exhausting process. It has created great stress in the community, but we are happy with the decision. We appreciate and respect the input and comments from the State Board of Education,” Evans concluded.

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