For months, the major and most controversial part of the governors school reform plan has been consolidation by the numbers. In trying to compromise and still comply with the Lakeview school equity verdict that cut-off number has dropped from a high school of 1,500 to a district of 500. But today state representatives sent him a message, saying they dont want to do things by the numbers. They approved an amendment that deletes all talk of consolidation from SB 28, the governors plan. Rural superintendents cheered and clapped in the House gallery after the 53 to 44 vote came in. They say schools should be judged on standards, not an arbitrary size. The sponsor of the governors plan, Senator Jim Argue, doesnt believe the state can fully comply with the Lakeview school equity verdict without reorganizing some districts.