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April 18, 2019
To slow rising costs, district wants to help new Memphis teachers pay for college debt instead of retiree benefits
The district believes the change would be attractive to millennials who are “piled with debt,” said Lin Johnson, the deputy superintendent of finance and operations.
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.
Politics & Policy
November 22, 2017
Burdened by school retiree costs, Memphis leaders explore dropping new-hire benefits
The school board considers options for addressing its $1 billion-plus retirement liability with Shelby County Schools.
January 6, 2016
Memphis City Schools retiree benefits up in the air following state attorney general’s opinion
Retired employees face uncertainty over which entity is responsible for paying for their benefits after the state attorney general said it's not Shelby County.
August 11, 2015
Letter sent to Shelby County School retirees was a mistake, district says
Some Shelby County retirees are told that their insurance costs will jump by 16 percent this fall, causing a wave of confusion and panic.
July 21, 2015
Changes to retiree benefits off the table for now, Hopson announces
Retired educators from Shelby County Schools won't see their health benefits cut anytime soon after Superintendent Dorsey Hopson withdraws a controversial proposal.
July 7, 2015
What Shelby County’s retired teachers told the district about their threatened benefits
Angry retired educators pack a Shelby County Board of Education forum to protest proposed changes to their health insurance plans.
June 24, 2014
Arlington board voted to reduce retiree health benefits Tuesday night
Arlington Community Schools was one of the first municipal districts to approve a new retiree health benefits package tonight that is less generous than teachers receive in Shelby County Schools.
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