municipal school system

2013 TN General Assembly
7:37 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Haslam Signs Measure to Let Tennessee Cities Form School Systems

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Gov. Bill Haslam has signed legislation that clears the way for cities to begin forming municipal school systems.

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.

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2013 TN General Assembly
7:47 am
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.

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