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That’s a wrap: Judge Mays dismisses case

U.S. District Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays has granted dismissal of the lawsuit against the formation of municipal schools. Bartlett City Schools is now clear to launch.

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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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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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Covering the Memphis and Shelby County school merger

In today’s story on the ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays, Jr., the Commercial Appeal’s Zack McMillin suggests that any city interested in creating a municipal school district will have a tough road ahead: Norris-Todd includes a … Continue reading

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Plans offered for new Shelby County school board

Seven competing plans were offered to U.S. District Court Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays Jr. on Friday, proposals that would offer “a remedy” for selecting a new Shelby County School Board, whose current voting districts the judge declared unconstitutional. Submitting proposals … 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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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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Memphis and Shelby County schools merger may be years off

In an interview with Commercial Appeal reporter Zack McMillin, Shelby County School Board Chairman David Pickler says consolidation between SCS and Memphis City schools could be delayed “many years,” if it happens at all. McMillin also quotes consolidation supporters who … Continue reading

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A closer look at Judge Mays and the consolidation lawsuit

Two items of note appear in today’s Commercial Appeal: Jane Roberts’ profile of Samuel Hardwicke “Hardy” Mays, the U.S. District Court judge who will decide the school consolidation lawsuit, and Zack McMillin’s review of the major questions at stake. Additional … Continue reading

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