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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.
August 4, 2014
New school year kicks off with big changes, big goals
The start of the 2014-15 school year Monday marked the first day that eight districts—Shelby County Schools, which includes Memphis and some of the surrounding…
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July 30, 2014
Shelby County Schools makes academic gains, pushes faster growth
The Tennessee Department of Education released state test scores on Wednesday. The state used combined test information from legacy Memphis City and legacy Shelby County to establish the goals that the merged district needed to meet this year.
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 30, 2014
Municipal districts say the first measure of their success will be their buses
The performance of school buses in the first days and weeks of the school year will be one of the most visible and important tests of the new municipal school districts, according to public statements by board members and interviews with their superintendents. But the districts face some unprecedented challenges that leaves uncertainty as to whether the disruptions this year will be as ordinary as they are hoping, or extraordinary, as happened last year.
June 12, 2014
8 things to know about Lakeland and its new superintendent
Dr. Ted Horrell was hired as the first superintendent of the Lakeland School System in January. Horell sat down with Chalkbeat to discuss his career, the challenges of starting a district from scratch and what people misunderstand about the new Lakeland district.
June 9, 2014
Parent groups face uncertainty just when they’re needed most
PTAs in at least four of the county’s six new municipal school districts are forming separate PTA councils, and some parents aren’t sure which PTA to align with.
June 4, 2014
Lakeland celebrates first building, makes plans for more
Lakeland is one of six new municipal districts across Shelby County, which received keys to their school buildings from Shelby County. Lakeland is the smallest of the new municipal districts and on Tuesday board members voted to pursue expansion into a middle school.
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…
December 9, 2013
Shelby County school district reaches a deal with Germantown
The Shelby County school district will deed five schools to Germantown and will settle a civil rights lawsuit with the town, clearing the way for town leaders to create their own school system, the Commercial Appeal reports. Germantown would be the last of six suburban towns to come to an agreement with the merged school system.
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.
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