Memphis schools to start classes on time on Monday - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis schools to start classes on time on Monday

By ADRIAN SAINZ
Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Memphis' City Council has approved a school budget plan that guarantees classes will begin on time Monday.

The council voted 10-0 Tuesday to approve a budget plan that provides a $12 million payment from the city to the school board by Friday.

The vote comes two weeks after the school board voted to delay the start of classes indefinitely until it received $55 million from the city as part of a long-running budget dispute.

After negotiations between the mayor and the school board president last week, the board took back its decision and said it would start classes on time if the council approved the plan voted on Tuesday. The rest of the city's contribution - more than $60 million - will come in monthly installments.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly