Friday Feb 10, 2011

Committee sessions have started this week. So far no bills have made it into our hands. It has just been organization on our part. The first issue I have had to face on the floor has been the Shelby County School System. Their is currently a problem between Memphis City School system and the Shelby County system. Normally I believe all issues like this should be handled on a local basis without state involvement. However we have been asked to step in and “help referee” these two systems as they merge into one unified system. In the end this sytem will be the 16th largest in the United States. They will employ over 15,000 people and have approximately 150,000 students. I know this was a contraversial issue – however it is in the best interests of the students of Shelby county that we insure a smooth transition.