District management

Board members have asked the district to present options, including the prospect of bringing the work in-house.
Next steps include considering public input and determining if interim superintendent Toni Williams is eligible to fill the role.
The firm’s other recommendation is Keith Miles Jr., current superintendent of Bridgeton Public Schools in New Jersey. Whitelaw and Miles could join Carlton Jenkins, of Wisconsin’s Madison Metropolitan School District; and Toni Williams, the current interim superintendent of MSCS, on the list.
From students with disabilities to schools serving disadvantaged students, ‘there’s just a lot of uncertainty’
Process calls for gathering input from the public, educators, nonprofits, and business leaders
As the Memphis-Shelby County Schools board begins its superintendent search, the Memphis LIFT assembles a new task force to gather parent input.
Yolanda Martin is the second district official in recent weeks to be placed on administrative leave
Students fear closure, being separated from their friends if Germantown schools leave MSCS
Some balk over state guidance suggesting that they catalog their classroom collections
MSCS board chair says investigation into Ray is now at a point where “the board and the public must be reengaged regarding the status of this issue”
Even with Memphis-Shelby County Schools’ superintendent on leave, district leaders say they’re focused on supporting students and continuing academic growth
Over 100,000 Memphis-Shelby County Schools students and 6,000 teachers will return to classrooms on Monday. But the superintendent remains on leave.
Personnel records include evaluations of one of the women who worked under Ray at Memphis City Schools’ Office of Alternative Schools
Board names counsel to lead inquiry into whether Ray violated district policies on relationships with co-workers.
The meeting comes less than a week after the board launched an external review of Ray
Action follows reports about court filings alleging that Ray had adulterous relationships, possibly with current or former district employees
The goal is more funding for students with costlier needs, but will it be enough?
In an exclusive interview with Chalkbeat, Joris Ray discusses how he has managed to stay positive amid turmoil
Some senators are torn about state legislation aimed at a local matter.
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