Shelby County Schools proposes living wage increase for part-time primary employees

Updated: May. 19, 2021 at 4:14 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Shelby County Schools is making a living wage adjustment for all part-time employees who work in primary roles.

The employees include those working more than four hours in a permanent position.

The increase will benefit approximately 590 employees. The increase was approved Tuesday night during a special called Shelby County Board of Education meeting. The board also approved a new teacher compensation plan and a two-percent increase. The proposal must now be approved by the Shelby County Commission.

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