municipal school system http://wkms.org en Haslam Signs Measure to Let Tennessee Cities Form School Systems http://wkms.org/post/haslam-signs-measure-let-tennessee-cities-form-school-systems <p></p><p>Gov. Bill Haslam has signed legislation that clears the way for cities to begin forming municipal school systems.</p><p>The measure passed the House 70-24 and the Senate 24-5. It lifts a 1998 ban that forbids municipalities from starting their own school systems, and benefits six Memphis suburbs seeking to bypass a merger of the Shelby County and Memphis school districts and run their own schools. Thu, 25 Apr 2013 12:37:49 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 31006 at http://wkms.org Haslam Signs Measure to Let Tennessee Cities Form School Systems Tennessee House Passes Bill Letting Cities Form School Systems http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-house-passes-bill-letting-cities-form-school-systems <p></p><p>A measure that would clear the way for Tennessee cities to form municipal school systems has passed the House.</p><p>Republican Rep. Curry Todd of Collierville sponsored the proposal that passed 70-24 Monday. The companion bill was also scheduled to be taken up by the full Senate. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 12:47:52 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 30617 at http://wkms.org Tennessee House Passes Bill Letting Cities Form School Systems