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2013 TN General Assembly
Tue April 16, 2013
Tennessee House Passes Bill Letting Cities Form School Systems
A measure that would clear the way for Tennessee cities to form municipal school systems has passed the House.
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.
The legislation would lift a 1998 ban that forbids municipalities from starting their own school systems. It would benefit six Memphis suburbs seeking to bypass a merger of the Shelby County and Memphis school districts and run their own schools.