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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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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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U.S. District Court deadline is today

Today is the deadline for all sides of the school consolidation case to present materials to U.S. District Court Judge Hardy Mays. The court will decide the next steps in the transition to a consolidated Memphis / Shelby County school … Continue reading

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Be a part of the solution

On the issue of school consolidation, we’ve heard from the citizens of Memphis, the Memphis School Board, the Memphis City Council and the Mayor of Memphis. We’ve heard from the Shelby County School Board, the Shelby County Commission and the … Continue reading

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