MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A court has ruled that Millington voters did, in fact, approve a referendum raising the sales tax to fund a municipal school district.
At issue has been an error that allowed some residents of the Lucy community to erroneously vote in the Aug. 2 referendum.
But The Commercial Appeal (http://bit.ly/Rbiuuk ) reported Chancellor Arnold Goldin ruled Tuesday that the issue passed.
Goldin's order granting summary judgment to Millington government stated that with the Lucy votes backed out, the funding referendum still passed 962 to 950.
With this ruling, residents in all six suburban cities in Shelby County have now voted to start their own school districts, rather than be included in the Shelby County schools, which are being combined with the Memphis City Schools.
Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com
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