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COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. (FOX13) -

Former Shelby County Schools Superintendent John Aitken has committed to be the first superintendent of the new Collierville municipal school district.

Collierville school board chairman Mark Hanson says the board and Aitken are still working on a specifics of the contract. A formal announcement could be made as early as Monday, Dec. 16, at a special called meeting.

Four suburbs were trying to lure former Superintendent Aitken; Collierville, Germantown, Arlington and Lakeland.

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Aitken served as county superintendent until March when he sought a buyout from the unified school board. He had served in the county system for 30 years, including as superintendent since 2009.

 

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