The Municipal-Schools Bill, 2013 Version, Passes Both Houses of Tennessee General Assembly
Amid rumors that the window will close next year, this year’s version, ostensibly statewide, meets only perfunctory resistance.
April 15, 2013 at 7:11PM
With little more than perfunctory debate, this year’s version of a municipal-schools bill (SB1353/hb1288) passed both chambers of the Republican-dominated Tennessee General Assembly with comfortable margins Monday, thereby allowing the de facto secession from Shelby County’s soon-to-be “unified” school district that six suburban municipalities in the county have been seeking for at least two years. Mayors and other representatives of those suburbs — Germantown, Collierville, Bartlett, Lakeland, Arlington, and Millington — were on hand for the occasion and were introduced in the state House of Representatives by suburban GOP members before Monday’s vote in that chamber.