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GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (FOX13) - It’s a move Shelby County Superintendent Dorsey Hopson came out of left field.The fate of an agreement allowing Shelby County Schools to use Germantown-owned sports parks, the city of Germantown said that relies on if SCS changes the names of the three Germantown schools.

The facility usage agreement reads that SCS must change the names of Germantown High School, Germantown Middle School and Germantown Elementary School – also known as the “3 Gs” – by July 1, 2015.

SCS Superintendent Dorsey Hopson said this would be costly. It would require they change the state issued school ID number, signs, uniforms, insignia and even stationery.

His first concern, he said, is the kids.

"The proposal called for a two year lease on the fields," he said, “First question I had was what happens after two years? There are still kids who live in Germantown who will want to go to Germantown High School, Middle School and Elementary School so again I hope the people can avoid being punitive toward those kids,” he said.

The agreement reads that the city of Germantown created its own municipal school system and does not want the names of now SCS-owned Germantown High, Middle and Elementary Schools to create confusion.

It could create, according to SCS Board Member David Reaves, some conflict.

“One day we hope to potentially give them the three G’s back and I don’t think that the things that have been going on with the money for the GHS TV and this request is helping that come to fruition anytime soon,” said Reaves.

The facilities in question include the C.O. Franklin Open Park on Poplar Pike, the Red Devil Baseball Field at Germantown High School, the Soccerplex on C.D. Smith Road and the tennis courts off Poplar Pike.

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The school board Wednesday evening quickly and unanimously approved a resolution concerning the Germantown High School TV station. It calls for the city of Germantown to release $253,000 collected by Comcast and AT&T by subscribers of the Germantown Community Television Foundation to continue funding the TV station.

The resolution is non-binding, but also urges the county commission to adopt a similar resolution.

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