SCS considers extending superintendent’s contract

SHELBY COUNTY, TN (WMC) - Shelby County Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson could be serving the district even longer.

The school board met Tuesday night and discussed if they want to to extend the superintendent's contract by two years.

Parents and community members in the crowd were there to show their support for the decision.

"This man has changed the entire epitome, the entire paradigm of Memphis, Tennessee, of Shelby County," said one member of the crowd. "He has got the most money ever from Shelby County. I'm not telling you what I heard; I was down there with him."

Superintendent Hopson has served in his position with Shelby County Schools since 2013 when the district merged with Memphis City Schools.

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