MCS – SCS Merger Updated Timeline

On February 7, 2011, in News 2011, by Mark Norris
February 7, 2011

Memphis, Tn – Deadlines for the Memphis City and Shelby County School merger are coming quickly.

The Tennessee General Assembly reconvened on Monday to debate the Mark Norris Bill that would delay the merger for 3 years.

On Thursday, the Memphis City Council will meet again to consider voting to “force” consolidation. That vote was supposed to happen last week, but was delayed because council members wanted to wait and see what happened on Monday with the Norris Bill.

On February 15th, at the request of Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Shelby County Schools must submit a plan that shows how teacher’s rights will be affected if a merger was to happen. Haslam’s deadline for that plan is one day before early voting begins in Memphis.

Then, on March 1st, the Governor wants to see a joint comprehensive transition plan.

The election is scheduled for March 8th.


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