Rise & Shine: Memphis schools unlikely to get full request from county for a change

Good morning,

It doesn't look like Shelby County Schools is going to get the $7.5 million it requested from the county commission. A vote on a recommendation to allocate a quarter of the request was delayed until Monday. Another recommendation could come along, but one commissioner said even the partial funding would be an uphill battle. Read more in today's featured story.

— Laura Faith Kebede, reporter

PLOT TWIST In a change from previous years, Memphis schools are likely to get less money than requested from the county. Chalkbeat

ASD REVIEW  Shelby County lawmakers call for hearings on the Achievement School District and possibly restructuring the way it manages charter schools in the wake of Director Sharon Griffin’s resignation. Daily Memphian, WMC

BUDGET SEASON  Rejecting a property tax increase, Metro Nashville council members adopt Mayor David Briley’s spending plan, delivering a $28.2 million increase for the school district and a 3% pay increase for school employees. The Tennessean, Nashville Public Radio

The chief business officer for Hamilton County Schools takes heat for a $400,000 line item requested for a “contingency reserve fund.” Times Free Press

CONTROLLING MEASLES  Nashville health officials respond to a sharp uptick of parents refusing vaccines for their children by asking the state to consider eliminating non-medical exemptions, or at least restricting them. Nashville Public Radio

KNOX PROMISE  Tennessee Promise students in Knox County will have access to additional financial aid and mentoring through a new program funded with a $6.2 million gift from the Haslam Family Foundation. Knoxville News Sentinel

SUPERINTENDENT SHUFFLE  As their superintendent leaves for Collierville Schools, Bristol’s school board appoints an in-house curriculum and instruction supervisor as interim leader. Bristol Herald Courier

GIRLS RULE  Girls in grades 5-7 get hands-on computer science experience in a technology camp on the campus of Northeast State Community College. Kingsport Times-News

SUMMER READING Murfreesboro “book bus” keeps students reading all summer long. News Channel 5

SCHOOL SECURITY For two weeks during “Champ Camp,” Sumner County school resource officers take off their uniforms to teach students. WKRN

ROLL CALL  New research shows how teachers can be the best allies in boosting student attendance. Chalkbeat

ELSEWHERE  Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf vetoes budget-season legislation to substantially ramp up taxpayer support for private and religious schools. The Associated Press

NATIONAL TESTING NEWS Utah is in the market for a new testing vendor as it also replaces Questar Assessments Inc. Ed Week