MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Schoolteachers in Memphis and Shelby County are asking a federal judge to protect their interests if he allows formation of municipal school districts.
According to The Commercial Appeal, the education associations of the combining city and county school systems have filed a request with U.S. District Court Judge Samuel "Hardy" Mays. They want to file a third-party complaint against Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman.
Mays said Thursday the request could complicate a lawsuit he is overseeing as city and county legislative bodies try to stop a half-dozen suburban cities from starting their own schools.
Teachers, who might find themselves working in a new district, want protection of their benefits and current rights and privileges.
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