(WREG-TV) The City of Bartlett has reached a settlement with Shelby County Schools.
Bartlett Mayor Keith McDonald confirmed Bartlett will pay SCS 7.3 million dollars over 12 years.
The money allows the city to use current school buildings within their limits but technically will go to offset teacher retirement costs.
The mayor said earlier that a deal was very close, and that the school board could vote on it as early as Tuesday.
McDonald says the deal would be very similar to the deal Arlington and Lakeland made, although Bartlett would pay more because they’re bigger.