State Lawmakers to Meet with Local Leaders about Merger

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(Memphis) State lawmakers will meet with local leaders over what’s next in the suburban schools fight.

We’re told the city and county mayors as well as the Shelby County Commission and Bartlett Mayor Keith McDonald will be involved.

This meeting comes just days after federal judge Hardy Mays ruled unconstitutional the state law allowing suburban school districts.

Senate Minority Leader Jim Kyle said he expects the issue will be back in the state legislature when the session starts next month.

“It would not surprise me that if we cannot set a course of action that suits a majority of the citizens in Memphis and Shelby County, there will be pressure put on legislators to try to bring bills that address the court`s ruling,” said Kyle.

Today’s meeting will be held at the University of Memphis.