Parties Concerned About Appointment of Special Master

Parties involved in the merger of Shelby County’s two public school systems are raising concerns about what a special master would do and what powers he would have to advance the merger’s pace. District Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays has asked the parties to weigh in on his idea of appointing a special master, but at least one group has declined; last week the school board voted not to file a response. Memphis Daily News has more on the story.