Shelby County suburbs begin again

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The process of forming municipal school systems inside Shelby County has begun again.

At meetings Monday night, legislative bodies in Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown and Millington approved first readings of proposals to hold local school board elections. Lakeland approved the same plan last week.

The Commercial Appeal noted the votes came at the end of the first day of public school classes under the unified Shelby County school system.

The six suburban cities will conduct public hearings and take final votes by Aug. 22.

The Shelby County Election Commission last week certified results of elections in all six cities in which voters overwhelmingly approved setting up local school systems.

Local classes would begin in the fall of 2014 if the suburbs are successful.

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