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GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (FOX13) -

Houston Middle School Principal Jason Manuel was named Friday as Germantown Municipal Schools first-ever superintendent.

GMS' board of education unanimously offered the superintendent position to Manuel, who was also the principal at Houston High School.

Germantown is the second suburb to lock in a superintendent, following Collierville Municipal Schools naming John Aitken as their first-ever superintendent.

Aitken was the former superintendent of Shelby County Schools.

In November, the city of Germantown agreed with Shelby County Schools to end the municipal schools lawsuit. Germantown will pay approximately $355,000 annually over 12 years yo SCS to resolve the lawsuit that sought to stop the suburbs from creating municipal school districts.

Friday evening, the Bartlett Municipals Schools board of education offered the new school district's superintendent job to David Stephens.

Stephens is the assistant superintendent of curriculum for Shelby County Schools. The city of Bartlett reached a deal to end the muni schools lawsuit with SCS as well in November.

Three of the six other county suburbs (Arlington, Lakeland, and Millington) are in the process or interviewing superintendent candidates.

The county commission filed the lawsuit last year after six suburbs voted to break away from the newly unified Shelby County Schools system.

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