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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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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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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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Assuming no cost for school buildings

Leaders from the City of Bartlett and other municipalities continue to be asked why they expect to acquire the school buildings at no cost. Bartlett Mayor Keith McDonald, along with Germantown Mayor Sharon Goldsworthy, was asked about the cost of … 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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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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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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News Channel 3 meteorologist Jim Jaggers to moderate town hall on Bartlett schools – Monday, Nov. 14 at BSMC

The Better Bartlett Schools steering committee is excited to announce that News Channel 3 meteorologist Jim Jaggers has agreed to serve as moderator of our town hall. The event is scheduled for Monday, November 14, at the Bartlett Station Municipal … Continue reading

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School transition committee hears from consolidation veterans

WREG covers a meeting of the school transition group meeting with the folks behind the consolidation of schools in Hamilton county (story here). Perhaps the committee should also hear from these UT Martin professors, who seem to have reached some … Continue reading

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