Luttrell opposed to lawsuit blocking municipal school districts - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Luttrell opposed to lawsuit blocking municipal school districts

(WMC-TV) - Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell spoke out against a lawsuit filed by the Shelby County Commission to block municipal school districts.

The lawsuit was filed late Tuesday in an attempt to keep six county suburbs from breaking off from the new unified school district.

Luttrell said in part, "I'm not surprised by the lawsuit.  However, I was shocked by the language.  The lawsuit needs to be based on constitutional merits and not on race.  Additionally, state law allows for these special elections.  They should be held as planned."

Elections to form municipal schools districts are scheduled for August 2.

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