Eric Barnes, publisher of the Memphis Daily News, moderates a discussion about the real impact of the August 2, 2012, municipal elections on the proposed Unified School District with panelists Billy Orgell, Chairman of the Unified School Board; Bill Dries, reporter for the Memphis Daily News; and Jackson Baker, from the Memphis Flyer.
Suburbanites who want municipal school districts celebrated last night.
The results of yesterday’s election are in. Residents in all six of the suburbs outside of Memphis voted to create separate school systems rather than join a merged Memphis and Shelby County School district in 2013.
Residents in Millington voted to form a municipal school district, but did not pass the ½ sales tax increase to pay for it.