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Memphis school board delays start of superintendent search

The Memphis-Shelby County Schools board has delayed the start of its search for a new superintendent to replace Dr. Joris Ray, so that its newest members can get up to speed on the process. The board initially planned to discuss the search during its monthly...

MSCS custodial contract wins board approval after workers plead for raise

(Chalkbeat Tennessee) -- After months of debate, Memphis-Shelby County Schools board members on Monday signed off on a $34.4 million custodial services contract that ensures school janitorial workers an hourly base pay rate of $15, up from the current $10. The board’s 7-0 vote during...