Municipal Districts

This week on the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable, with municipal schools passing by overwhelming margins in Germantown and Collierville, the next hurdle is to determine whether the municipalities can take over existing school buildings.  

Memphis and Shelby County Schools might be on their way to consolidation, but sentiments on the matter are far from unified. The transition team and the unified school board charged with planning and executing school consolidation have met less than a handful of times, but already five of the six municipalities surrounding Memphis are thinking about creating their own municipal schools districts, rather than send their kids to a merged Shelby County Schools, and their concerns about consolidation may not be something the people captaining the merger can overcome, no matter what they do.