MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The Shelby County municipalities of Bartlett and Collierville are seeking more money to pay for their legal fight to secure their own public school systems
The Commercial Appeal reports that the two suburbs have already exceeded the $100,000 their respective governing boards had authorized to pay attorneys.
On Monday, Collierville aldermen approved adding another $100,000 for attorneys' costs. Bartlett Mayor Keith McDonald's administration will ask that city's board for $250,000 more on Tuesday night.
Bartlett and Collierville, along with the Shelby County municipalities of Arlington, Germantown, Lakeland and Millington, are defending themselves against a lawsuit brought by the County Commission challenging the legality of an Aug. 2 vote that approved the creation of public school systems for all six suburbs.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.