All eyes are on Nashville. State lawmakers are expected to vote on the
municipal schools bill.
Final versions of the municipal schools
bill will go before both the Tennessee house and senate and it's expected to
Memphis and Shelby County Schools officially
become one on July 1st. Back
last August all the suburban cities like Germantown, Collierville, Lakeland, Millington,
Bartlett and Arlington voted to form their own municipal school districts. But,
the efforts to make that happen got complicated after a series of legal filings. Eventually a state law passed a couple of
years ago. That allowed the formation of
those districts, but was deemed unconstitutional because it did not apply
across the board because the law was specific to Shelby County.
So the new law that state legislators
are considering would allow the formation of municipal schools across the
state. It passed through committees with
no issue and is expected to pass today.
Suburban mayors are headed to Nashville
this morning to throw their support behind the measure.
FOX13's Lauren Lee will be there and
will bring you the latest on this developing story tonight at 5 p.m.
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