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Better Bartlett Schools is now Better Bartlett

Better Bartlett Schools was founded in April 2011 in order to explore the issue of school consolidation and to assist the city government and the community in defending Bartlett from the merger’s harmful impact. The committee led the referendum in … Continue reading

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That’s a wrap: Judge Mays dismisses case

U.S. District Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays has granted dismissal of the lawsuit against the formation of municipal schools. Bartlett City Schools is now clear to launch.

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The Launch of Bartlett City Schools

The Committee for Better Bartlett Schools continues to follow the actions of the Bartlett City School Board as they set up the new school system. The board has hired a superintendent, David Stephens, former deputy superintendent of Shelby County Schools … Continue reading

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Meet the Bartlett School Board

Please join us in offering congratulations to our newly (re)elected Bartlett School Board members: Jeff Norris – Position 1 Erin Berry – Position 2 Shirley Jackson – Position 3 Bryan Woodruff – Position 4 David Cook – Position 5 This … Continue reading

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Bartlett School Board Candidates

The Committee for Better Bartlett Schools invites you to join us for a Bartlett School Board candidate mixer. Monday, October 21 6:30pm – 8:30pm (come and go) Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center (3663 Appling Road) There are seven school … Continue reading

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Next steps for the Bartlett school system

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, … Continue reading

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Bright day ahead for Bartlett: Yes vote passes 90% mark

We did it, Bartlett! Many thanks to all our volunteers and supporters. Congrats also to the other munis and the citizen groups who fought for their kids and communities. We also want to thank our elected officials who made this … Continue reading

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Bartlett citizens prepare to vote YES! again

The yard signs are back up all around the city, and Bartlett is ready to vote again to start a municipal school district. The referendum is set for Tuesday, July 16, and creating a Bartlett school system is the only … Continue reading

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Packed house for Bartlett schools rally

Supporters of Bartlett schools packed the auditorium at Bethel Church on Friday night to collect yard signs and hear from an all-star lineup of speakers. Stressing the importance of voting YES! for Bartlett schools on July 16, the rally was … Continue reading

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Rally for Bartlett schools Friday, June 21

Please join us and rally for Bartlett schools on Friday, June 21 at 6 p.m. The get-out-the-vote rally will be held at Bethel Church, where early voting will take place next month. That’s at 5586 Stage Road in Bartlett. Come … Continue reading

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