Judge Mays Stops Move to Suburban Shelby Schools

U.S. District Judge Samuel Mays has voided efforts by suburban municipalities to form new school districts in Shelby County, the Commercial Appeal reports. In the 65-page ruling issued Tuesday night, Mays said a 2012 state law that allowed for the creation of new municipal school districts and school boards was so narrowly drawn that it could only apply to Shelby County. That, he said, made the law local in effect and unconstitutional since it did not include a provision gaining countywide approval.