Unified Schools Cutting 300 Central Office Jobs

Unified Schools Cutting 300 Central Office Jobs

300 central office employees with Memphis City and Shelby County Schools will lose their jobs Friday as part of the July 1st merger of both systems.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - 300 central office employees with Memphis City and Shelby County Schools will lose their jobs Friday as part of the July 1st merger of both systems.

Interim Superintendent Dorsey Hopson says this is going to be a rough week for 300 people. They will be told that they no longer have jobs with the city or county school systems, and with that they'll join a club made up of 2,000 employees who are victims of the merger.

"There's just no easy way to do this," said Hopson. "There's just no easy way to deal with this situation. We empathize with those affected. But having said that, July 1st is a new day."

That "new day" will be a day that at least 300 people in the school system's central office will begin dealing with unemployment.

Every worker had to reapply for their jobs. This week, everybody will learn whether they stay or whether they go.

"It's going to be a difficult week for us. We will notify people throughout the week. A: who has a position. B: who doesn't have a position. People who do not have a position will end their employment this week."

The system officially merges next Monday.

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