GERMANTOWN, TN (WMC) - Germantown Municipal School District (GMSD) wants to buy the three heritage Germantown schools from Shelby County Schools.
GMSD said its negotiation team met with SCS Superintendent Dorsey Hopson at 3 p.m. Tuesday to talk about purchasing Germantown Elementary, Middle, and High schools.
"Our meeting was extremely pleasant and we hope to work to some type of solution," Germantown Mayor Mike Palazzolo said.
GMSD offered to purchase the three schools at once for $25,000,000 from SCS. If SCS is not willing to sell all three schools at once, the school district said it would entertain a counter-proposal for the purchase of each school individually.
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GMSD superintendent Jason Manuel said the district is willing to work with SCS.
"All things are negotiable. We want to just get to the table with them," Manuel said. "There is a sense of sentimentality, of nostalgia for those schools."
Shelby County Schools responded to the offer and said the entire board would need to vote on the offer.