Memphis School Leaders Take Final Vote on High School - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis School Leaders Take Final Vote on High School

Another Monday, another meeting another debate over the joint City/County High School in Southeast Memphis. School Board member Tomeka Hart, "This was a joint agreement but Memphis City School took no part in this and therefore I cannot support this." Tomeka Hart and fellow school board members Carl Johnson and Stephanie Gatewood still weren't convinced the location for the new high school at Shelby Drive and Hacks Cross was worth five million dollars. Carl Johnson, "It seems like we are being led down a primrose path by somebody who need to build a school, primarily for the people who live in Collierville." Shelby County will operate the new school but the city will take it over when the land is annexed. Those in the know say this land is the best best at the best price and Sara Lewis agrees, "We have until December first and that if an offer isn't made by December first, it's gonna be sold to someone else." There has long been a feeling that the city was left out of the land search but board member Deni Hirsh said it's time to move on, "I'm sorry our staff was not directly involved in those original negotiations. The question is, do we hold it against the students who that a High School." With a vote of six to two the board passed the purchase of land. Up next, the process of planning the new school.
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