Historic Vote Paves Way for 6 New School Districts

Voters in each of the six suburban towns and cities in Shelby County approved establishing municipal school districts in unofficial results from yesterday’s election. But voters in only five of the six localities approved a half-cent sales tax hike to provide the minimum local funding required for the school districts by state law. To add even more uncertainty, federal Judge Hardy Mays begins holding hearings next month in the court challenge to the constitutionality of the state law that permits and sets conditions for the formation of municipal school districts. The Memphis Daily News has more.