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Deadline approaches for merger master recommendations

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(WMC-TV) - There's a twist in the Memphis City-Shelby County schools merger. The Unified School Board basically voted to ignore federal Judge Samuel Mays' request to appoint a special master.

Monday, Judge Mays gave both sides in the case an assignment that includes recommending a master who would make critical decisions about the way the merged school district operates.

Wednesday is the deadline to submit those recommendations. Attorneys in the case say time is running out because a lot of things still need to be worked out before the first day of school this fall.

The school master is supposed to help speed up the process.

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