No. 92.

56 Wis.2d 790 (1973)

203 N.W.2d 1

JOINT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1, OF THE TOWN OF WABENO, etc., and others, Appellants, v. STATE APPEAL BOARD and others, Respondents.

Supreme Court of Wisconsin.

Decided January 3, 1973.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

For the appellant Joint School District No. 1 of the Town of Wabeno there were briefs by O'Melia, Kaye & Melby, S.C., attorneys, and Donald C. O'Melia and Clarence J. Simon of counsel, all of Rhinelander, and oral argument by Donald C. O'Melia.

For the appellant John Volk there was a brief by Charlton, Yanisch, Greco & Roffa, attorneys, and Earl A. Charlton and Joseph J. Welcenbach of counsel, all of Milwaukee, and oral argument by Earl A. Charlton.

For the respondents the cause was argued by John William Calhoun, assistant attorney general, with whom on the brief were Robert W. Warren, attorney general, and Max C. Ashwill, Department of Public Instruction Legal Counsel.

A brief amicus curiae was filed by Joseph P. Holman and Evrard, Evrard, Duffy, Holman, Faulds & Peterson, all of Green Bay, for the White Lake School District.


We have frequently stated the function of a school board reorganization authority. Although the principal cases discussing the nature of that function antedate the present statute, we are satisfied that the current statute merely codifies previous legislative directives and in no way, in matters material to this appeal, affect the nature of the legislature's grant of power to school board reorganization authorities. These cases make it clear that school...

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