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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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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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Another contest for friends of Bartlett schools to watch

In addition to the two referenda establishing and funding a municipal school system, Bartlett voters who go to the polls on August 2 or during early voting will help elect a member of the Shelby County School Board from District … Continue reading

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County Commission files suit to stop the vote

The Shelby County Commission has filed a petition to stop the school referendums on August 2. See video report from WREG below. You can download the petition and the associated third party compliant (which explains what the County Commission hopes … Continue reading

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The municipal school campaigns begin

With the new date of August 2 set for the referendums to create school systems in Bartlett and the Shelby County suburbs, the focus shifts to grassroots informational campaigns and get-out-the-vote efforts. The citizen response has been overwhelming. More than … Continue reading

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Mayor and Aldermen set Aug 2 school referendums

The Bartlett Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved on third and final reading a measure that sets a referendum on the creation of a Bartlett municipal school system. Bartlett voters will weigh in on August 2, 2012, on the question … Continue reading

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New referendum date set while bill awaits Governor’s signature

The City of Bartlett and the other Shelby County communities seeking to create their own municipal school districts have set a new date for the referendums: August 2. Meanwhile, the Tennessee House and Senate have passed bills allowing the municipalities … Continue reading

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Bartlett residents learn about school system possibilities

News Channel 3’s Bonny Kinney covers the town hall on the feasibility of a Bartlett municipal school system. The Commercial Appeal’s Clay Bailey reports that “Bartlett residents say tax for schools is fair trade.” Meanwhile, Bill Dries of The Daily … Continue reading

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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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Suburban citizens provide residents with school info online

Commercial Appeal reporter Clay Bailey takes a look at citizen-led efforts in Bartlett, Germantown and Collierville to study the school consolidation issue and organize residents around a solution: The citizen groups are the latest twist in the ongoing school consolidation … Continue reading

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