Long List of Unified School District Problems

Long List of Unified School District Problems

Poor communication, bus problems, crammed classrooms, and the list goes on.
MEMPHIS, TN-- Poor communication, bus problems, crammed classrooms, and the list goes on. Shelby county school administrators gave county commissioners a long list of problems within the unified school district. Parents are keeping a close eye on how things are going inside the classrooms.

Several weeks into the new school year parents give the district mixed grades on progress.

"So far it's going well for us," said a father who has an eight year old in elementary school David Rooks.

"It's kind of wishy washy because they got to see what the students need," said another parent Andrea Perry.

"I feel optimistic, cautiously optimistic that things are going to get better in the next few weeks," said Shelby County Commissioner Chris Thomas.

Commissioner Thomas received a long list of problems Shelby County administrators are trying overcome from wasteful lunch spending to bus overcrowding.

"I think everyone in this administration for the schools is doing the best they can and trying very hard. They don't like getting these complaints," said Thomas.

Commissioner Wyatt Bunker says these changes are hurting both city and county schools.

"I think the changes will hurt the city schools. I think the municipal systems, totally a different beast. They're going to have to form from the ground up. It's going to be a lot of work," said Bunker.

Meanwhile, parents are hoping for the best.

"I really pray for a great school year this year," said Perry.
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