MSCS, Germantown leaders set to vote on ‘3G’ transfer today

MEMPHIS,Tenn. — Officials for Memphis-Shelby County Schools and Germantown Municipal Schools are set to vote today to approve the transfer of the ‘3G’ schools over to Germantown.

School officials are set to meet at 3 p.m. on Thursday, according to MSCS.

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Earlier this month, officials announced an agreement had been reached, allowing Germantown Elementary and Germantown Middle to become the property of the City of Germantown and a new high school to be built in Cordova.

Germantown High School would be sold.

Shelby County leaders approved $77.5 million to go toward building the new high school.

The deal was reached after a state law was set to go into effect on Jan. 1 that would allow the three Germantown schools to become the property of the City of Germantown.

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Germantown leaders unanimously approved the plan on Dec. 12, but the vote was not unanimous for Shelby County Commissioners.

Eight commissioners voted in favor of the plan, while five voted against it.

A major concern: where the money will come from.

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In October, Germantown High students spoke out about the transition of the city’s three namesake schools.

“‘Saving the G’ isn’t just about saving the building. It’s all about saving the community that was built between these walls,” said GHS student and 12th-grade treasurer, Nadia Dorsey.

Students coined the phrase “save the G” to signify their deep connection and roots to a school they hold dear.