The referendum approving a Bartlett school system has passed.
Once the results of the referendum are certified by the Shelby County Election Commission, a date will be set for the school board special election.
Meanwhile, a group of education experts, school board candidates and other volunteers are working together on the city’s education advisory committee. The committee’s task is to produce a set of plans for the new school system that are as complete and comprehensive as possible. This will allow the elected school board members to begin from a running start, with a workable budget and a set of policies to govern the school district.
The school board’s first task will be to hire a superintendent, and he or she will perform all of the other hires and execute the plans adopted by the school board.
We encourage Bartlett citizens to remain active and alert throughout this process. Better Bartlett Schools will continue to share information and advocate on behalf of the residents of Bartlett.
WITH ELECTION RESULTS: Suburbs choose municipal schools (The Bartlett Express)
What’s Next for Shelby County Municipal School Districts (ABC 24)
Municipalities weigh next moves for school districts (Daily News)