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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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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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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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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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Bartlett Mayor responds to Ritz school study

Bartlett Mayor Keith McDonald appeared on WKNO’s Behind the Headlines this weekend to discuss a study of municipal school funding by Shelby County Commissioner Mike Ritz. Video of the interview is embedded below:

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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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FOX 13 suggests racial motive behind Bartlett school effort

In a heavily biased interview by Fox 13’s Ernie Freeman, Bartlett Mayor Keith McDonald rejected claims that the city is seeking to create a new school system for racial reasons. In addition to making several allusions to racism during the … Continue reading

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News networks cover Bartlett schools development

With Bartlett Mayor Keith McDonald yesterday signaling his support for the creation of a separate school system, the TV news networks aired the following reports:

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Bartlett mayor supports separate school district

Following the school consolidation ruling by U.S. District Judge Hardy Mays yesterday, Bartlett Mayor Keith McDonald is now signaling his support for the creation of a Bartlett city school system. How do you think our schools should be organized in … Continue reading

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What should be done with schools in Bartlett?

Bartlett Mayor Keith McDonald speaks to a meeting of the Greater Bartlett Council of Neighborhoods on the issue of schools.

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