The Omaha school board OK'd new boundaries for its 12 subdistricts Monday.
The boundaries were the lines originally suggested by Douglas County Election Commissioner Dave Phipps.
The board voted 12-0 Monday night to approve the changes.
The new boundaries, which account for population shifts shown in the 2010 U.S. Census, allow all OPS board members to keep their seats.
Phipps has said he intentionally drew the boundaries in a way that didn't unseat any of the 12 members.
The average size of an OPS subdistrict is now 27,905 people. Six of the 12 subdistricts have more people than that. Five of the six subdistricts with smaller populations are in north, northeast or southeast Omaha.
The board had asked Phipps to draw another version of the map that made northwest Omaha subdistricts 11 and 12 more rectangular in shape. As drawn, both resembled jigsaw puzzle pieces. But the revision added 3,126 people to subdistrict 12, making it the only OPS subdistrict with more than 30,000 people.
Board member Bambi Bartek, who represents subdistrict 11 on the school board, said she supports the first version of the map.
"That better serves," she said.
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