Judge Mays' decision on Municipal Schools expected today
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -
A decision on the constitutionality of Municipal schools
could come as early as today. Judge Samuel Mays may rule on the fate
of public schooling in Shelby County.
was the last mediation session before it was decided that it would be pointless
to continue. The Suburban Representatives said they threw out several ideas but all were struck
down by the County Commission Representatives. According
to Bartlett Mayor Keith McDonald, the suburbs want autonomy for their schools,
and the commission was unwilling to budge.
Judge Mays is the mediator in the discussions, but McDonald says he did not show his
hand. "We're just really
really anxious to hear what the judge has to say, very hopeful he'll see that
out proof was adequate. He'd be an awfully good poker
player. He didn't give any tells."
If he rules municipal schools are
municipal. Judge Mays will hear the case on whether the creation of municipal
schools re-segregates Shelby County Schools next year.
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