Yard signs urging suburban residents to create their own, separate municipal school districts, rather than send their children to a merged Memphis & Shelby County schools, poke from well-manicured lawns just outside the Memphis city limits. One sign reads simply, “Yes! Bartlett Schools.” Referendums are scheduled for August 2 in all six Shelby County suburbs.
This week, the Behind the Headlines panel discusses the reports on suburban schools which conclude that Germantown, Bartlett, and Collierville could get existing school buildings at no cost. Plus,the County Commission's debate over redistricting almost comes to blows.