SCS budget discussion continues at county commission - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

SCS budget discussion continues at county commission

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Some Shelby County Schools board members are fighting for the money to pull the district out of its budget deficit.

Monday, the Shelby County Commission delayed $2.8 million in funding, saying they want to know more about the district's spending priorities now and in future fiscal years. Some commissioners questioned the spending habits of some district leaders and the history of financial short comings, while others argued that the district is doing the best they can considering complex issues like poverty and crime.

Recently, SCS had to turn away substitutes for the last week of classes. The district said substitutes across the district typically cost $100,000 total daily.

Last week, SCS approved three schools for closure: Messick Adult High School and Memphis Health Careers Academy, and Northside High School, which will remain open for one more year.

Wednesday, the commission will meet again to discuss the delayed money. WMC Action News 5 will let you know what happens at that meeting. Stay with us for updates.

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