Category Archives: Municipal schools

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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News and opinion roundup: School board races almost set, and the County Commission unites Memphians, suburbanites

Bill Dries: Suburban School Board Races Almost Set In Bartlett: Erin E. Berry was effectively elected to the position 2 seat when Anne Edmiston withdrew from the race at the deadline. The other four positions are contested races William Busler … Continue reading

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Bartlett voters approve municipal school district

The unofficial count is in and the will of the people has been determined. Bartlett voters overwhelmingly approve the creation of a city school system. According to the Shelby County Election Commission, the referendum to create a municipal school system … Continue reading

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Vote YES! for Bartlett Schools on August 2

The day we’ve been waiting for and fighting for has finally arrived. On Thursday, August 2, Bartlett voters decide whether to create, and fund, a Bartlett school system. If you’re an undecided voter doing some last minute research before you … Continue reading

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We recommend two YES! votes for Bartlett schools

Please be aware that two City of Bartlett ordinances will appear on the ballot when you vote. The Committee for Better Bartlett Schools recommends two YES! votes, one to create Bartlett schools and one to fund Bartlett schools.

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Bartlett Schools: Referenda and Beyond

We are pleased to share with you this series on Bartlett schools written originally for the Bartlett Express by William J. Busler, Ph.D. Dr. Busler looks at the history of the issue, provides many of the basic facts about Bartlett … Continue reading

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Why do you support Bartlett schools?

Some of the reasons to vote YES! for Bartlett schools are explored by the City of Bartlett in this flyer posted earlier on this website. But we wanted to know why Bartlett citizens were in favor of the referendum. We … Continue reading

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How to get involved with the Better Bartlett Schools campaign

As the August 2 referendum to establish a municipal school system in Bartlett approaches, here are some ways you can get involved: 1. If you haven’t yet reserved your “YES! Bartlett Schools” yard sign, please do so now using our … Continue reading

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City of Bartlett flyer explores school referendums

The City of Bartlett has produced a flyer explaining the referendums that will be on the August 2 ballot. The flyer shows the big picture of what a Yes vote means, breaks down the cost of a Bartlett municipal school … Continue reading

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Assuming no cost for school buildings

Leaders from the City of Bartlett and other municipalities continue to be asked why they expect to acquire the school buildings at no cost. Bartlett Mayor Keith McDonald, along with Germantown Mayor Sharon Goldsworthy, was asked about the cost of … Continue reading

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