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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 27, 2014
Shelby County Schools holds second community meeting on rezoning plan
Shelby County Schools held its second community meeting about a rezoning proposal for the 2014-15 school year at Woodstock Middle School Thursday. The district is rezoning…
February 24, 2014
Residents hear plans to rezone unincorporated areas around Millington
Several hundred residents who live in unincorporated areas gathered at E.E. Jeter Elementary School Monday to hear Shelby County Schools’ administrators explain how they will…
February 20, 2014
Shelby County Schools seeks community feedback on rezoning plans
Shelby County Schools will host its first proposed rezoning community meeting for families in the rural parts of the county where the merged system meets…
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.
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.
January 17, 2014
Students enrolled in municipal districts can attend Optional Schools for free
Students who are enrolled in the new municipal school districts being created by six Memphis suburbs will not have to pay tuition to enroll in…
January 15, 2014
Civil rights lawsuit regarding creation of new suburban districts nears close
Papers were filed this week to end the civil rights lawsuit involving the creation of new municipal school districts in six suburbs near Memphis,…
January 9, 2014
New developments in municipal districts have implications for merged Shelby County district
Whether six new suburban school systems will be able to open by this fall could have big implications for Shelby County Schools.
December 16, 2013
In Baton Rouge, a familiar story as school district fractures
East Baton Rouge is home to a growing state-run district and an effort to carve out a smaller district from the big-city school system.
December 10, 2013
Shelby County school board approves agreement with Germantown
Shelby County's school board approved its final agreement with Germantown in a special-called meeting Tuesday. The vote brings to close a months-long debate over which schools will be absorbed by six municipalities that don't want to be part of the merged Shelby County School district.
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…
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