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Effort would give cities surplus Shelby schools

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - As a half-dozen smaller cities around Memphis explore starting their own public school systems, there's talk of forcing the city-county schools to turn over extra buildings to the cities.

No bill exists yet, according to The Commercial Appeal, but some suburban Shelby County state lawmakers are talking about introducing some in Nashville as the new legislative session begins this month.

Rep G.A. Hardaway, who is a Memphis Democrat, said the effort is "well down the road."

Collierville, Germantown, Bartlett, Arlington, Lakeland and Millington have hired an education consultant to explore the feasibility of starting their own municipal schools.

The Memphis and Shelby County school systems are being combined.

Information from: The Commercial Appeal.

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