Shelby County Schools is now without a superintendent.
Memphis City Schools is without a permanent superintendent.
The soon to be merged school system has no superintendent.
In an emotionally charged meeting last night, the Unified School Board approved a buyout of John Aitken's contract.
Aitken made the decision himself to step down, and says he does not want to be considered for the superintendent position in a new Unified school District.
School Board Chair Billy Orgel and Board Member Kevin Woods were at last night's meeting.
Today they talked to us about the search for a unified superintendent.