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Germantown to pay SCS $355K a year for school buildings

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SCS says they have reached a deal, but Germantown Mayor Sharon Goldsworthy says no agreement is in stone. SCS says they have reached a deal, but Germantown Mayor Sharon Goldsworthy says no agreement is in stone.
Germantown Mayor Sharon Goldsworthy said ultimately the decision rests more with SCS than it does with their desires. Germantown Mayor Sharon Goldsworthy said ultimately the decision rests more with SCS than it does with their desires.

(WMC-TV) - The Germantown board of alderman reached a deal with the Shelby County Schools District regarding the use of its buildings as the suburb forms its own school district next year.

The board voted unanimously to approve the agreement between Germantown and SCS Monday.

Germantown will pay SCS $355,453 per year for the next 12 years. SCS will keep Germantown Elementary, Middle, and High schools, while the suburb will keep five other buildings.

Not all are happy behind the decision.

"Bitter disappointment. I think we're at a pivotal moment in our city in terms of what votes happened," said Germantown resident Jason Polley.

Germantown Mayor Sharon Goldsworthy said ultimately the decision rests more with SCS than it does with their desires.

"Anybody that was party to the negotiations knows that we did not roll over. We had repeatedly consistently asked for all eight schools," said Goldsworthy.

Resident Don Adams said residents voted overwhelmingly to create their own schools. He believes city leaders gave up the fight too soon.

"This thing could've gone another month. We're here in December. This could've gone into January and gone to Nashville," he said.

Tuesday was just a step in the process to finalize the agreement between Germantown and Shelby County Schools.

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