79-102. School districts; classification.

School districts in this state are classified as follows:

(1) Class I includes any school district that maintains only elementary grades under the direction of a single school board;

(2) Class II includes any school district embracing territory having a population of one thousand inhabitants or less that maintains both elementary and high school grades under the direction of a single school board;

(3) Class III includes any school district embracing territory having a population of more than one thousand and less than one hundred fifty thousand inhabitants that maintains both elementary and high school grades under the direction of a single school board;

(4) Class IV includes any school district embracing territory having a population of one hundred thousand or more inhabitants with a city of the primary class within the territory of the district that maintains both elementary and high school grades under the direction of a single school board;

(5) Class V includes any school district whose employees participate in a retirement system established pursuant to the Class V School Employees Retirement Act and which embraces territory having a city of the metropolitan class within the territory of the district that maintains both elementary grades and high school grades under the direction of a single school board and any school district with territory in a city of the metropolitan class created pursuant to the Learning Community Reorganization Act and designated as a Class V school district in the reorganization plan; and

(6) Class VI includes any school district in this state that maintains only a high school, or a high school and grades seven and eight or six through eight as provided in section 79-411, under the direction of a single school board.

Source:Laws 1949, c. 256, § 2, p. 691; Laws 1959, c. 379, § 1, p. 1320; Laws 1981, LB 16, § 1; R.S.1943, (1994), § 79-102; Laws 1996, LB 900, § 2; Laws 1997, LB 345, § 6; Laws 1998, LB 629, § 1; Laws 2003, LB 394, § 1; Laws 2005, LB 126, § 8; Laws 2006, LB 1024, § 15; Referendum 2006, No. 422.

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