July Date Set for Municipal Schools Referendum Vote

July Date Set for Municipal Schools Referendum Vote

Voters in Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown, Lakeland and Millington will be asked to approve a referendum to start their own school districts for a second time.
MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - Suburban resident will vote on a referendum to create their own school districts in July.

Friday, the Shelby County Election Commission approved all six suburban municipalities' petitions to set a July 16th date for the referendum.

Voters in Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown, Lakeland and Millington will be asked to approve a referendum for a second time.

The first vote was thrown out by U.S. District Judge Samuel Mays, who ruled the law that allowed municipal schools as unconstitutional.

This last legislative session, lawmakers passed a new law that paves the way for municipal school districts to be formed. If the referendums pass, as they did with the last vote, suburban municipalities are looking to open their own school systems for the 2014-15 school year.

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