Municipal Schools

Mid-South News
6:47 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Tennessee Lawmakers Lift Ban On Municipal Schools

If the governor does not veto a bill passed Monday, then the suburbs outside of Memphis will be able to restart a process to open municipal schools which they originally began in 2012. Last August, all six suburbs passed referendums to open their own municipal school districts, only to have those referendums voided by U.S. District Judge Samuel "Hardy" Mays. The new legislation will allow each suburb to hold another referendum on whether or not they want to open municipal schools.

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Behind the Headlines
4:56 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Radio Roundtable: TN State Senate Minority Leader Jim Kyle And Municipal School Districts

TN State Senate Minority Leader Jim Kyle

This week on the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable, host Eric Barnes, publisher of the Memphis Daily News, talks with TN State Senate Minority Leader Jim Kyle and Ken Hoover, who won a seat on the now-vacated Germantown School Board, discuss Judge Hardy Mays ruling on municipal school districts. 

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Mid-South News
11:25 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Judge Mays Stops Suburbs’ Plans For Municipal Schools

The results of August referendums on municipal school districts and November school board elections in all six of the suburbs outside of Memphis were voided by U.S. District Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays tonight.

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Mid-South News
2:36 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Sale Tax Hike Fails At Polls

A voter enters Farmington Elementary School.

All six of the suburbs outside of Memphis elected municipal school boards, but they are still waiting for a ruling from a judge. Federal judge Hardy Mays is weighing whether or not the state law, which opened the door for municipal schools in Shelby County, is constitutional.

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Mid-South News
6:00 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Shelby County Votes On President, Sales Tax And Municipal School Boards Tomorrow

The presidential contest is expected to drive voter turnout across the nation and the state. Almost 1.5 million Tennesseans cast ballots early. That’s the second-highest early voting turnout in state history, just shy of 2008 totals.

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