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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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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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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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Governor signs bill allowing vote on schools

Gov. Bill Haslam has signed HB 1105, a bill allowing Bartlett and other municipalities to hold a referendum on creating a new municipal school district. The new law allows the vote to occur prior to the merger of the Memphis … 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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Town Hall on Bartlett Schools

What’s happening with school consolidation in Shelby County? Why hasn’t Bartlett had a voice in this debate? How can we make sure our community continues to offer good schools? Join us for a special town hall on schools in Bartlett. … Continue reading

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What kind of school system is best for Bartlett?

An editorial posted to the Main Street Journal takes a look at the school consolidation debate and the decision now facing Bartlett: Each community should be allowed to control its own destiny, and each parent should be allowed to determine … Continue reading

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With school consolidation, where are the promised savings?

One unfortunate aspect of the school consolidation effort is that it was launched for financial reasons, without any plan for the students in mind. Consolidation supporters such as Stand for Children and Memphis City Councilman Shea Flinn have attested to … Continue reading

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