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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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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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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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Calculating the cost of municipal schools

If the City of Bartlett chooses to set up its own municipal school district, what will be the cost to taxpayers? Fox 13’s Lauren Lee takes a look. UPDATE: SCS Board Member David Reeves says the estimates are “preposterous” and … 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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MCS waiting on Memphis for past due funding

Fox 13’s Lauren Lee reports that Memphis City Schools are still waiting to receive support the court ordered the City of Memphis to pay: The money issue between MCS and the city of Memphis goes back for years. In June … Continue reading

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