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December 7, 2017
Here’s what school leaders in Memphis suburbs aren’t saying about the cost of secession
Superintendents from suburban Memphis say their towns' 2014 pullout from Shelby County Schools hasn't hurt the urban district — but it has.
June 29, 2017
Memphis suburbs are receiving federal money for more poor students than they have. Here’s why.
A quirk in rules for allocating federal funds for poor students will give most municipal districts a big budget boost. Meanwhile, Shelby County Schools will receive less.
July 29, 2015
Most new Shelby County school districts happy with benchmark test scores
Five of six municipal school districts in suburban Shelby County welcome mostly positive results from their first year of operation based on district-level test scores.
August 12, 2014
Pre-K money will be split between two suburbs, ASD and Shelby County Schools
More pre-K classrooms will be coming to four districts across Shelby County by Sept. 2. Shelby County Schools, the Achievement School District, Bartlett City Schools and Millington Municipal Schools will each receive funds for new pre-K classrooms, according to the Shelby County Schools Education Foundation, which is administering the funds.
July 31, 2014
With its own school system, leader says Germantown will distinguish itself
After starting his career teaching Dolly Parton’s nieces and nephews, Jason Manuel has risen to become Germantown Municipal School’s first superintendent. In this interview he explains why Germantown thinks of itself as exceptional and sometimes appears to be less cooperative than other districts.
July 29, 2014
Rise & Shine: Some Shelby County pre-k funds may go to suburban districts
July 28, 2014
Shelby County Schools’ pathway to pre-K funds runs through foundation with suburban roots
Shelby County commissioners who voted last week to spend $3 million on expanding prekindergarten access are finding that they don’t control where the money will go. That’s because the commission earmarked the funds not directly to Shelby County Schools, but to a small foundation that has strong ties to the suburban districts that have left SCS and whose plans for the funds are unclear.
June 20, 2014
Six reasons Bartlett’s superintendent is optimistic about its first year
David Stephens has been at the center of educational change in Shelby County the last few years, including the SCS/MCS merger. Now Stephens runs Bartlett City Schools. He sat down to talk about what he learned from the schools merger, Bartlett’s plan to be Shelby County’s premier STEM district and what he would’ve done differently if he could do it all over again.
May 15, 2014
Plans for municipal districts move forward with Shelby County’s cooperation
As the school year winds to a close, Shelby County Schools and suburban leaders in the Memphis area are preparing for a county with seven…
February 20, 2014
Shelby County Schools’ proposed rezoning plan reflects goal to keep students in district
Shelby County School Board members reviewed a proposed rezoning plan for students in the Memphis reserve and municipality zones.
December 2, 2013
Shelby County Commission approves deals with Bartlett, Collierville, Millington
The Shelby County Commission voted unanimously to approve settlements with Bartlett, Collierville, and Millington Monday. The settlements will facilitate the suburbs' plans to open their own school districts. The commission also approved the quitclaim deeds that transfer school buildings from the merged Shelby County school system to the municipalities.
November 26, 2013
Shelby County Schools approves agreements with Collierville, Millington, and Bartlett
At a special called meeting this evening, Shelby County’s school board unanimously approved agreements with Collierville, Millington, and Bartlett. The agreements settle a lawsuit and…
November 25, 2013
Settlements with Memphis-area suburbs on the agenda at Shelby County Board meeting
Shelby County’s school board will vote on whether to approve agreements deeding buildings to three of the six suburban municipalities hoping to create their own…
November 22, 2013
Shelby County commissioners approve settlement with two suburbs
The Shelby County Commission voted this afternoon to approve a settlement between the merged Shelby County school district and municipal districts in Lakeland and Arlington.
November 21, 2013
Bartlett reaches settlement with Shelby County Schools
Bartlett has reached a settlement with Shelby County Schools, WREG reported last night. Bartlett, the largest suburb in the Memphis-area, will pay $7.3 million…
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