Advocates rally outside county commission for more funding for Shelby County Schools


MEMPHIS, Tenn. ( – Advocates are demanding more money to fund Shelby County Schools. A group of supporters made their voices heard Wednesday as commissioners work to decide on a multi-million dollar budget to fund the district.

A group of educators, parents, and community leaders held a rally outside the commission chambers, urging members to prove they’re serious about supporting the children.

SCS is asking for not only $7.5 million in budget expenses, but also more money for Pre-K, and an extra $64 million for school construction and much-needed maintenance.

“We need to make sure the children know we care about them, we’re ready to invest in them. SCS has come up with a good list of investments they’re ready to make in all levels of schools,” said Cardell Orrin with Stand for Children.

The full commission will have the final say on the budget.

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