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Governor signs bill into law, referendum date set

Congratulations to everyone that has worked so hard for the creation of a municipal school district in Bartlett. The recent votes in the Tennessee General Assembly in favor of a bill lifting the ban on municipal school districts throughout the … Continue reading

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Tenn. House, Senate vote to lift ban on municipal schools

The Tennessee General Assembly has voted to lift the ban on the creation of new municipal school districts statewide. Monday night the state House voted 70-24 to pass HB 1288, and the state Senate agreed to companion bill SB 1353 … Continue reading

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Shelby County Commission budget retreat

This morning the Shelby County Commission held a budget retreat and invited members of the unified school board to discuss their budget request. Mayor Luttrell and members of his administration were on hand, as well as Shelby County Assessor Cheyenne … Continue reading

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Giving Bartlett a voice in Shelby County politics

The local Democratic and Republican parties are about to hold their bi-annual caucuses and conventions to elect their leadership. We encourage Bartlett citizens of both parties to be active participants in these meetings, to ensure that our voice is heard … Continue reading

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Welcome a new member to our team: Jason Sykes

The Committee for Better Bartlett Schools is pleased to announce that Jason Sykes has agreed to join our team. Jason is well known in the Bartlett community, a young leader and community activist who was voted “2012 Man of the … Continue reading

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Monitoring news of negotiations, legal developments, decisions

The Committee for Better Bartlett Schools continues to monitor news and reports concerning the imminent merger of school systems in Shelby County, negotiations between state and suburban elected officials and the Shelby County Commission, developments in the unresolved legal challenges, … Continue reading

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Celebrating the work of two BBS committee members

The Committee for Better Bartlett Schools would like to take a moment to honor two founding members of our team, Peter Martin and Paula Sedgwick. Peter C. Martin, who passed away on Friday, December 7, was President of the Greater … Continue reading

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Judge Mays rules municipal schools law void

The movement for municipal school districts was dealt another setback tonight. According to the Commercial Appeal, “U.S. District Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays has issued a ruling stopping Shelby County’s suburban municipalities from proceeding in their quest to begin operating municipal … Continue reading

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Meet the new Bartlett School Board

Please join us in offering congratulations to our newly 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 Commercial Appeal has released its 2012 voter guide, featuring profiles of each of the candidates in contested Bartlett School Board races. The Committee for Better Bartlett Schools has also asked each of the candidates to submit a brief profile. … Continue reading

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