Special Master Likely in Shelby Schools Case

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays plans to move ahead with appointing a special master to oversee the merger of Shelby County’s two public school systems, the Memphis Daily News reports. The paper says Mays wants the combined school system finalized by July or August of this year. He also is soliciting recommendations for individuals he should consider for the position and is seeking input on whether the appointment should explicitly state the special master's duties.