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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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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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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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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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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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Bartlett political sign ordinance

As we await the arrival of our yard signs, it seems appropriate for us to consult the City of Bartlett’s political sign ordinance. We will certainly make every attempt to fully comply with this ordinance and encourage our supporters to … Continue reading

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Better Bartlett Schools Mixer

The Committee for Better Bartlett Schools invites you to join us for a mixer this Thursday at Fresh Slices. Mix and mingle with elected officials and other friends of Better Bartlett Schools on Thursday, June 14, between 5:30 and 7:30 … Continue reading

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An update from Better Bartlett Schools

Friends, we want you to hear directly from us before you hear from the media. On Tuesday our group filed paperwork with the election commission to form a “single-measure committee,” so that we could raise funds for a get-out-the-vote effort. … Continue reading

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News Channel 3 meteorologist Jim Jaggers to moderate town hall on Bartlett schools – Monday, Nov. 14 at BSMC

The Better Bartlett Schools steering committee is excited to announce that News Channel 3 meteorologist Jim Jaggers has agreed to serve as moderator of our town hall. The event is scheduled for Monday, November 14, at the Bartlett Station Municipal … Continue reading

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Germantown officials study East Tenn. city school systems

Three city school systems in East Tennessee received a two-day visit recently from Germantown Mayor Sharon Goldsworthy, three Germantown aldermen and City Administrator Patrick Lawton. The Germantown delegation visited schools in Oak Ridge, Maryville and Alcoa, “to help get a … Continue reading

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