Omaha Nation school board not accepting 2 elected board members

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In Macy, Nebraska, the Omaha Nation School is facing some backlash after refusing to swear in two newly elected school board members.

Andrew Patton and Clyde Porter Sr. were elected in 2018 but have yet to serve on the board. 

Community members voiced their concerns over the delay during a school board meeting on Wednesday.

According to the school board, the newly elected officials do not live in the district, therefore cannot be on the board. 

Parents from the school disagree with the board decision. 

“I feel that they are basically playing the bully card [and] getting people in there that are going to either agree with going on and what’s been going on. And they’re being allowed to do that.” said one concerned parent, Sommer Blackbird.

The Omaha Nation School Board refused to comment on the issue when asked for clarification on why the two new members wouldn’t be allowed to serve. 

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