Germantown Rallies Support for Independent School System

Germantown Rallies Support for Independent School System

Germantown leaders and residents gathered Saturday to spread the word and call attention to early voting in the municipal school referendums.
GERMANTOWN, TN (localmemphis.com) - Germantown leaders and residents gathered Saturday to spread the word and call attention to early voting in the municipal school referendums.

In the wake of the Memphis/Shelby County schools merger, six municipalities are deciding if they want their own school systems.

"We are here today to rally in Germantown to remind everybody to vote again yes on our new municipal school district on July 16th," said Germantown resident Paula Brown. "We just want a smaller educational system that is better for our children that will serve our needs and to help our community."

After the rally, the group went to the polls to cast their ballots, and found a packed house with long lines of voters.

Early voting runs through July 11th. Voters can cast their early ballots at the Shelby County Office Building at 157 Poplar Avenue.

Satellite voting locations opened Saturday in Bartlett, Collierville and Germantown; any eligible voter can cast their ballot at any location.

Election Day is July 16th.

If voters approve the referendums, municipalities will attempt to elect school boards by November.

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