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July 31, 2018
School board candidates and supporters spend $160,000 in final push to Memphis election
That's more than double the total spent for the four races a month ago.
Follow the money
July 17, 2018
Here’s who is giving money to Memphis school board candidates — and not all of it is local
For the first time in four years, one school board candidate has attracted campaign money from groups outside the state interested in seeing changes in…
June 26, 2018
Teachers expecting to be paid for two summer trainings will only be paid for one. Now they’re dropping out.
The superintendent said he was willing to talk with the school board about more stipends for professional development, but he was hesitant to pay more.
April 6, 2018
Here’s who’s running for Memphis school board in August
Fifteen people are vying for four seats on the Memphis school board. The election is Aug. 2.
vote of confidence
December 13, 2017
Despite emerging grading scandal, Hopson gets longer contract — and a raise
The board voted to keep Hopson as superintendent until at least 2020, and to increase his annual pay from $269,000 to $285,000.
October 17, 2017
Students at one Memphis elementary school may relocate during construction
It’s also possible that the new building won’t be ready until January of 2020 instead of the fall of 2019 as originally planned.
June 3, 2015
Shelby County Schools to explore headquarters move to downtown Memphis
The facilities committee of the Shelby County Board of Education gives the green light to explore a possible move of the district's midtown headquarters to downtown Memphis.
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June 18, 2014
Shelby County Schools board will examine its contracting with woman- and minority-owned businesses
Shelby County's school board has created a subcommittee to investigate how many of the district's contracts are with minority- and woman-owned businesses.
March 7, 2014
One county, seven districts: Vying for students as Shelby County Schools de-merges
With less than six months to go before the new school year starts, six new suburban districts and the Shelby County school system, which will include Memphis and the unincorporated parts of the county, are campaigning to convince families to choose their district.
February 10, 2014
At final closing meeting, parents, teachers, and alumni ask board to keep Riverview Middle School open
Tonight, at the last of nine community meetings about the closings scheduled by the district, Riverview community members and teachers echoed concerns that have arisen at each meeting: Closing the school will disrupt students and the community. But Riverview's status as part of the district's I-Zone adds an extra wrinkle. The school is already in the midst of a dramatic turnaround, and the district will lose federal funds supporting that turnaround if the school is closed.
December 3, 2013
Missing items in Shelby County stem from outdated, unchecked procedures, superintendent says
Shelby County school officials said Tuesday that outdated and unchecked procedures led to thousands of items going missing, including cars, laptops and air conditioners. Those…
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