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Memphis Merger Declared Legal

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The voter-approved merger between Memphis' city schools and the Shelby County school district is legal, a federal judge has ruled, paving the way for the creation of a system with 150,000 students by 2013. The Memphis school board surrendered its right to exist last December to force a merger with the more successful county system. District Judge Samuel Mays ordered the county school board, which sued to block the merger, to plan to educate Memphis children after the districts combine.

Vol. 31, Issue 01, Page 5

Published in Print: August 24, 2011, as Memphis Merger Declared Legal
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