With the new year comes a new member of the Memphis City School Board, Sara Lewis. Lewis has been quoted as being staunchly against the surrender resolution. There’s been a great deal of speculation as to how her arrival on the board will change the political dynamics going forward. We’ll see.
The Shelby County School Board, in the face of David Pickler is warning of dire consequences if City residents vote to surrender the charter. Fear is a motivator, whether or not it will be successful in motivating the voters to reject the proposal or not is another story.
Wharton bracing for both scenarios as charter vote approaches
MCS Charter Vote May Depend on Lewis
Pickler Sheds Harsh Light on Charter Vote
Shelby County leaders urge Memphis City Schools to revote; city board members say that’s unlikely
Shelby County School leaders warn of consolidation “consequences”
County School Officials Warn of Consolidation Problems
Pickler Warns of ‘Consequences’ With MCS Charter Surrender
MCS Charter Surrender: Will the Voters Decide?
Chattanooga Free Press: Memphis City School Board Got It Right
Giannini Sees February 15 Referendum Date; Pickler Candid on Special-District Issues
Can Sara Lewis Change MCS Charter Surrender Vote?