MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The city boards of Germantown and Collierville are taking steps toward starting municipal school systems.
In separate Monday night meetings, the boards of mayor and aldermen cast unanimous votes, according to The Commercial Appeal.
In Collierville, officials approved preparation of an ordinance authorizing a public referendum to let voters decide whether to start a city school system. It would also authorize a tax increase to fund one.
Germantown's board authorized Mayor Sharon Goldsworthy to begin talks with the unified Memphis and Shelby County Transition Planning Commission about opting out and starting a public school system in Germantown.
The transition commission on school unification continues holding listening sessions to hear citizen concerns and questions as the city and county schools are combined.
Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com