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May 7, 2014
County commission approves $47 million in capital requests for Shelby County Schools
Shelby County Schools will have a little more than $47 million in capital funding to make building improvements for the next school year, but superintendent Dorsey Hopson II said that amount only begins to address the district's facilities needs.
May 6, 2014
Shelby County Schools board calls for improved tracking system, discusses splitting property in demerger
Shelby County board members have asked district officials to provide a timeline and a cost estimate for an entirely revamped process for tracking its assets…
Shelby County Schools
May 6, 2014
Battles over school resources in Shelby County continue even after budget projections are released
The state of Tennessee provided funding estimates based on enrollment projections for Shelby County Schools and the six municipalities in April. (See embedded documents below.) The municipalities and Shelby County Schools have been planning their budgets for the 2014-15 school years based on the projections.
April 30, 2014
SCS Superintendent Hopson on teacher pay raises next year: ‘My hope is that we’ll be able to give all of our teachers something’
In a few weeks, Shelby County School teachers will learn how much of a pay increase they can expect during the 2014-15 school year. During…
Shelby County Schools
April 23, 2014
Shelby County Schools board cuts $240 million in spending
The Shelby County Schools board unanimously passed a budget Tuesday night that slashed more than $240 million in spending and 4,563 positions from the district.
April 14, 2014
Shelby County Schools to ask commission to fund pre-K, capital needs
As Shelby County Schools prepares to finalize its 2014-15 budget, Superintendent Dorsey Hopson II said he may ask the commission to fund a portion of…
April 8, 2014
American Foreign Language Council encourages SCS not to reduce world language classes
As the Shelby County School Board prepares to pass its 2014-15 budget this month, one of the proposed cuts to reduce the number of world…
March 26, 2014
Shelby County Schools plans to continue programs with leftover Race to the Top funds
Shelby County Schools administrators received approval from Tennessee Department of Education to use its $5 million left over from Race to the Top grant money next…
March 21, 2014
SCS parents suggest later start times, world language teachers raise concerns over program cuts
Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson II said community budget forums will help administrators determine if there are areas that need to be reconsidered before the budget is approved.
March 19, 2014
Shelby County Schools audit of missing equipment is a work in progress, Hopson says
Shelby County Schools principals and staff have located 30,837 pieces of equipment that an independent auditor reported missing last summer. More than 23,000 pieces of…
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 11, 2014
Shelby County municipal districts lawsuit and civil rights claim dismissed
A long-running lawsuit against the formation of new school districts in the suburbs of Memphis was dismissed yesterday by federal judge Samuel H. Mays. The…
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 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.
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