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March 14, 2014
Judge’s ruling confirms new school district lines, but the real changes are just beginning
A court ruling dismissing a long-standing lawsuit against the creation of six new school districts in Memphis suburbs means school confirms the new district boundaries in Shelby County schools. But the new arrangement’s long-term implications for residential patterns, school enrollment, and school quality in Shelby County remains to be seen.
March 13, 2014
One county, seven districts: Vying for teachers as Shelby County Schools demerges
The battle to retain and recruit the best teachers in Shelby County is firing up this spring as seven districts prepare for the municipality split.
March 8, 2014
Five-hour budget meeting sheds light on possible teacher bonuses, cuts and expenses
Shelby County Schools’ administrators gave insight into their plan to reward teachers for their performance in the classroom during a five-hour budget and finance committee…
March 5, 2014
Hopson previews staff cuts, reviews school closings and budget changes for 2014-15
Shelby County Schools is preparing to lay off teachers and central office staff in preparation for the "demerger" next year, when thousands of students and hundreds of teachers are likely to leave to attend new suburban school districts near Memphis.
March 4, 2014
Shelby County Schools’ budget includes staff reductions and program cuts
Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson II presents a budget he says addresses need for academic growth, but will still involve job cuts.
February 12, 2014
School closings loom in background as Shelby County Schools plans 2014-15 budget
As Shelby County Schools' board considers how to close a $24 million budget gap, district officials say their academics, not money, is behind their decision to close as many as 13 schools in Memphis.
February 4, 2014
Shelby County board members address personal attacks, charges of racism at school closings meeting
Shelby County school board members and superintendent Dorsey E. Hopson II directly addressed community members' continued accusations that the planned closings of as many as 13 schools are racially motivated at an emotionally charged meeting at Westhaven Elementary School in Whitehaven Tuesday.
January 22, 2014
With lawsuit settlement, Shelby County School officials shift focus toward academic improvements
With the municipality split and a subsequent lawsuit mostly settled, members of the Shelby County School Board and Superintendent Dorsey Hopson are shifting…
January 22, 2014
SCS board to vote on teacher hiring process
Shelby County School Board members are expected to vote next week on whether to continue to use an outside organization to hire and retain its…
December 17, 2013
Commissioners debate raises for school board members
For the first time in 25 years, the Shelby County School board could get a $20,000 raise, a recommendation that came out of the Shelby County Commission's education committee last week.
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…
November 19, 2013
Shelby students form congress to help advise board, superintendent
Shelby County’s school board will consider next month whether to approve a new student congress. The congress, made up of middle and high school…
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