Timeline of Events Leading to Merger Vote

On February 1, 2011, in News 2011, by Mark Norris

February 1, 2011

Memphis, Tn – With the Governor joining in on the schools showdown, Fox 13 has put together a timeline of events leading up to the merger vote.

Wednesday, February 2nd – The education and finance committees in the State Senate will meet and Republicans will try to push Senator Mark Norris’ bill through. The bill would give Shelby County residents a vote in the merger referendum.

Thursday, February 3rd – The House Committees will take up the Norris measure.

Monday, February 7th – If the bill makes it through both chambers successfully, it will go to the full legislature for a vote when lawmakers reconvene.

Tuesday, February 15th – Due date set by Governor Haslam for the Memphis City and Shelby County Schools to submit a plan that shows how teachers rights will be protected in the merger.

Wednesday, February 16th – Early voting begins for the merger referendum.

Tuesday, March 8th – Vote for the merger referendum.


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