Monthly Archives: May 2012

The municipal school campaigns begin

With the new date of August 2 set for the referendums to create school systems in Bartlett and the Shelby County suburbs, the focus shifts to grassroots informational campaigns and get-out-the-vote efforts. The citizen response has been overwhelming. More than … Continue reading

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Better Bartlett Birthday Bash

Julie Ray of the Bartlett Express profiles Better Bartlett Schools in a story about the surprise birthday party we threw for Mayor Keith McDonald: Better Bartlett Schools is an informal citizens group formed about a year ago by Leadership Bartlett … Continue reading

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Order a sign, help us get out the vote

Friends, we’re excited to announce that we are now taking orders for yard signs. To have one delivered to your home, please complete our online order form. Please be patient with delivery, however, as the final design of the sign … Continue reading

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Mayor and Aldermen set Aug 2 school referendums

The Bartlett Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved on third and final reading a measure that sets a referendum on the creation of a Bartlett municipal school system. Bartlett voters will weigh in on August 2, 2012, on the question … Continue reading

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Bartlett Mayor responds to Ritz school study

Bartlett Mayor Keith McDonald appeared on WKNO’s Behind the Headlines this weekend to discuss a study of municipal school funding by Shelby County Commissioner Mike Ritz. Video of the interview is embedded below:

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Governor signs bill allowing vote on schools

Gov. Bill Haslam has signed HB 1105, a bill allowing Bartlett and other municipalities to hold a referendum on creating a new municipal school district. The new law allows the vote to occur prior to the merger of the Memphis … Continue reading

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New referendum date set while bill awaits Governor’s signature

The City of Bartlett and the other Shelby County communities seeking to create their own municipal school districts have set a new date for the referendums: August 2. Meanwhile, the Tennessee House and Senate have passed bills allowing the municipalities … Continue reading

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