SHELBY COUNTY, TN (WMC) - Starting Friday, all Shelby County Schools employees will make at least $15 an hour.
One of Superintendent Dorsey Hopson's goals was to give full-time workers a living wage.
About 1,200 SCS employees will receive a raise. Those eligible for the pay raise earn between $10.60 and $14.98 per hour.
Hopson said it's a way to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
One of Dr. King's primary fights was making sure everyone had a living wage.