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SCS leaders discuss plans for municipal staff transfer

School leaders are meeting to talk about staffing and building allocation, because when classes end in May, the transfer process will begin. School leaders are meeting to talk about staffing and building allocation, because when classes end in May, the transfer process will begin.
(WMC) - The transfer day is approaching for many Shelby County Schools to become municipal schools.

School leaders are meeting to talk about staffing and building allocation, because when classes end in May, the transfer process will begin.  

On Wednesday, Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson said, "We came up with a process everybody could agree on to make sure there is a smooth transition."

Hopson was part of the negotiations last fall when both sides passed formal agreements about which buildings would move from Shelby County's control to that of the municipalities.

Buildings are one thing, but now leaders need to figure out when and how staff will make the transition.

"As of June 1, we don't own the buildings, and we can't send our employees in buildings we don't own," said Hopson.

There were rumors that school leaders from both sides were not working together, but Hopson says both sides are helping each other, and ultimately helping students for next year.

"We will be helping our municipal friends christen the new buildings. They're excited. We're excited, but there's still a lot of details that have to be worked out. We think we've got a very good first step plan to work through," said Hopson.

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