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Next steps for the Bartlett school system

The referendum approving a Bartlett school system has passed. Once the results of the referendum are certified by the Shelby County Election Commission, a date will be set for the school board special election. Meanwhile, a group of education experts, … Continue reading

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Bright day ahead for Bartlett: Yes vote passes 90% mark

We did it, Bartlett! Many thanks to all our volunteers and supporters. Congrats also to the other munis and the citizen groups who fought for their kids and communities. We also want to thank our elected officials who made this … 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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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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Order a sign, help us get out the vote

Friends, we’re excited to announce that we are now taking orders for yard signs. To have one delivered to your home, please complete our online order form. Please be patient with delivery, however, as the final design of the sign … 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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Court ruling leaves room for Bartlett to make school decisions

This week’s ruling by U.S. District Judge Hardy Mays recognized the Norris-Todd law as valid, leaving room for suburban cities to create their own municipal or special school districts. The Bartlett Express quotes steering committee member Mick Wright’s reaction to … 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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