Germantown city leaders to meet about municipal schools lawsuit

(WMC-TV) – A closed meeting will be held between the Germantown Board of Mayor and Alderman and the city's attorney regarding the pending lawsuit filed to stop municipalities from forming their own school districts.

The meeting will be held at 4 p.m.

After the closed door meeting, another meeting will be held and opened to the public. It will be held in the Administration Conference Room at 1930 South Germantown Road.

The lawsuit they will be discussing was filed by Shelby County commissioners last week to block the formation of schools in suburban Shelby County.

The commissioners believe they will be partially responsible for funding schools if the new districts are formed.

Those in favor of municipal school districts say suburban citizens want to be heard and want the right to vote on the matter.

A judge will be making a decision on the county commission quickly because the August 2 election is fast approaching.

Action News 5's Anna Marie Hartman is reaching out to Germantown city leaders.  Tune into the news at 5 p.m. to hear what they discussed in this meeting.