County Submits School Board Plan to Judge

The Shelby County Commission has submitted a plan to convert its current school board to a 13-member single-district body to U.S. District Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays. The lines closely follow, but are not identical to, the 13 districts to be used in county commission races in 2014, according to the Memphis Daily News. Ten of the seats would be up for election in 2014 with the remaining three on the ballot in 2016. All terms will be staggered. The plan also exempts current Memphis city schoolteachers from a requirement that they live within county limits. A previous version had required them to move into the county within five years.