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September Trial Date Set for Municipal Schools
A federal judge has set a September 4th trial date to determine if it violates the state's Constitution for Shelby County's suburban municipalities to create their own school districts.
Despite Vote Ruling, Municipal Schools Still at Court's Mercy
The school vote will go on as scheduled, whether your vote will mean anything in the end is another question.
Federal Judge Allows Shelby Co. Municipal Schools Vote
A federal judge has ruled in favor of Shelby County municipalities voting on whether to create their own school districts.
Shelby County Suburban Schools Hearing Underway
A federal judge in Memphis is expected to rule on whether voters in six Shelby County municipalities should be allowed to decide if they want their own school districts.
Clock Ticking on Municipal Schools Ballot Ruling
A federal judge will hear arguments Thursday on whether the Memphis suburbs can hold an election on starting their own school districts. With early voting beginning Friday, one election official says its too late to remove it from the ballot, no matter what the judge decides.
Judge Set to Hear Suburban School Arguments Thursday
Will there be a school vote or not? A federal judge says he wants to hear more, as residents of six Shelby County cities prepare to vote on starting their own school districts.
Suburban Municipalities Join Legal Battle Over School Merger
With the upcoming vote on municipal school districts in the balance, Germantown and Collierville have jumped into the lawsuit over the merger of Memphis City and Shelby County Schools.
Sides Prepare to Battle Municipal Schools Lawsuit
A federal judge will hear arguments next week before deciding if the municipal suburbs within Shelby County can vote on the creation of their own school systems.
Former Lakeland Mayor Fights New School District
A former mayor of the tiny municipality of Lakeland is trying to convince fellow residents that the price tag for forming a school district is too high.
Commission, Municipal Mayors Battle over Schools Lawsuit
Memphis has an African-American population of more than 70 percent. Shelby County has a minority population of more than 51 percent. There are Blacks here, there are Whites here…who cares? Shelby County Commissioner Steve Mulroy says he thinks a lot of you folks who want your own suburban schools care.
Shelby County Commission Files Suit to Stop Municipal Schools Vote
The Shelby County Commission has filed a lawsuit to halt an upcoming referendum vote to decide if the suburbs will create their own municipal school districts.
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Municipal Sales Tax Hikes Hinge on Schools Vote
There's talk in Memphis of letting voters decide whether to raise the sales tax one half cent. It would be the highest in the state, but there could be other sales tax increases that will make communities on an even keel with Memphis; Collierville for one.
Six Shelby County Cities OK Local Schools Vote
City legislative boards in six suburban Memphis towns have given final approval to referendums on starting local school systems.
Memphis Suburban Boards Voting on Municipal Schools Plans
The legislative bodies in six Shelby County suburban cities will take up final readings of proposals to start local school systems.
Governor Haslam Allows Vote on Municipal School Districts
Governor Bill Haslam says those who accuse him of flip flopping have flipped. The governor signed into law legislation allowing the Shelby County suburbs the right to vote in August on municipal school districts.
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