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Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Mar 11, 2014

U.S. District Judge Samuel "Hardy" Mays granted a joint request Monday to dismiss the legal case regarding the formation of municipal schools, ending the lengthy battle over education in Shelby County, the Commercial Appeal reports. In the order, the judge said he "reviewed the terms of the agreements and finds them reasonable." Those agreements involve the accords reached between the Shelby County Schools Board and the six municipalities forming their own schools this summer. The agreement included financial considerations paid to the county to cover retirement benefits in exchange for the suburbs receiving the school buildings within their boundaries to form the respective school systems.