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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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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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Judge Mays rules municipal schools law void

The movement for municipal school districts was dealt another setback tonight. According to the Commercial Appeal, “U.S. District Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays has issued a ruling stopping Shelby County’s suburban municipalities from proceeding in their quest to begin operating municipal … Continue reading

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Bartlett School Board Candidates

The Commercial Appeal has released its 2012 voter guide, featuring profiles of each of the candidates in contested Bartlett School Board races. The Committee for Better Bartlett Schools has also asked each of the candidates to submit a brief profile. … 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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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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Ritz holds town hall on Bartlett schools

Shelby County Commissioner Mike Ritz held a town hall near Bartlett Thursday, his first, to present his estimate of the cost for Bartlett municipal schools. The presentation covered the same speculation and numbers found in his fiscal issues analysis and … 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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