At issue in this matter is the requirement in rule 97.7 (4) that "school districts that share operational functions with other school districts must be contiguous school districts."
The petition for waiver is granted. Granting this waiver would not have a'negative impact on the student achievement of any person." To the contrary, the savings to Rudd-rockford-Marble Rock and Nashua-Plainfield, as well as the supplementary weighted funds, will enhance the ability of the districts to serve their students. The intent of the requirement of contiguousness is not harmed by granting a waiver herein.