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Memphis suburbs to hold school referendum July 16
May 25, 2013 19:37 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- All six Memphis suburbs have set a July 16 date to hold referendums on establishing municipal school systems.
WMC-TV (http://bit.ly/11jsNCA) reports the Shelby County Election Commission approved the date during a meeting on Friday. The action came after all six suburbs passed ordinances calling for a referendum on the issue on that date.
Residents in the communities voted last year to approve the municipal school districts, but a judge struck the decisions down.
Tennessee lawmakers passed legislation this year lifts a ban on municipalities forming their own districts, clearing the way for another vote.
Information from: WMC-TV, http://www.wmctv.com/
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