(WMC-TV) - The Shelby County school board voted to drop their lawsuit against municipal school districts in Arlington and Lakeland earlier this week. The county commission followed suit Friday. It was a bitter pill for some county commissioners, but all agree that it is time to move on.
The majority of Shelby County commissioners were ready to put a three year legal battle over municipal school districts to rest. Two majority votes adopted resolutions to approve a settlement and withdraw their lawsuits attempting to block Arlington and Lakeland from forming their own school districts.
"It's past time to have settled this and to have moved on. We are spending way to much money. It's absolutely worth settling because it had very little chance of winning. We would sent millions and millions more in dollars," said commissioner Hedia Shafer.
Brooks cast the only "no" votes of the day.