Bill giving Germantown ownership of ‘3G’ school passes heads to Governor Lee’s desk – FOX13 News Memphis

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. –A bill that will give Germantown ownership of three Memphis-Shelby County schools has passed.

The bill is now headed to the office of Tennessee Governor Bill Lee for his signature.

The Germantown Municipal School District released a statement on Tuesday saying: “The Germantown Municipal School District is reviewing the recently passed legislation and, as always, is open to working with Memphis-Shelby County schools regarding elementary, middle and high schools in Germantown.”

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Earlier this month, the State House passed an amendment that says schools in Shelby County must reach an agreement with the Germantown Municipal School District or waive rights to elementary, middle and high schools in Germantown.

The bill prevents a local education agency (school district) from operating within the boundaries of another local education agency without an agreement between the parties.

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The State House passed the bill by a vote of 67 to 22.

The bill urges the Germantown District and the MSCS to reach an agreement by January 1, 2023.

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