SCS asks Wharton for $57 million
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Dorsey Hopson, Superintendent of Shelby County Schools, has once again asked Memphis Mayor A C Wharton for the $57 million a court has ruled it is owed.
The money is educational funds not paid for 2008-2009.
Hopson says SCS, and before it MCS, has offered to work with the city on payments.
Hopson has even offered to take payments over a 12 year period.
Memphis has been ordered to pay the money, but the city counter sued and is scheduled to go to court in April of 2015.
Hopson wrote, “If the court dismisses the City’s counterclaim, the City immediately will be responsible for a $57 million dollar payment, plus interest.”
The request comes at a time when the city is bleeding money and reducing employee health benefits to put money into the pension system after years of underpaying.