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MCS teacher residency issue to be tackled

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(WMC-TV) - We are one step closer to finding out if Memphis City School (MCS) teachers living outside of Shelby County will have to move.

It's an ordinance by Terry Roland, County Commissioner, that's up for its first vote Monday. It would give the 1,400 MCS teachers living outside the county five years to move into the county.

Employees with Memphis Schools are allowed to live outside the city, but when the district shuts its doors on July 1, those workers will have to follow county rules.

That gives teachers four more years to comply. Whereas Roland's original proposal would've only given then one year to move.

That original proposal was amended last week in committee. The new one up for vote Monday needs to survive three readings in front of the full commission to pass.

But ahead of Monday's vote, three advocacy groups supporting separate municipal schools in Shelby county suburbs will hold a news conference - calling for the Commission to drop its lawsuit. They want to block municipal schools from forming.

Our cameras will be there for it all. We'll have the latest on what happens on Action News 5 at 5 p.m.

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