County Commission Moves to Expand School Board

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(Memphis)  Shelby County Commissioners will discuss a resolution to expand the Shelby County School Board during committee meetings Wednesday.

The resolution would expand the number of seats on the school board from the current seven to thirteen.

The expansion plan was included as an option in U.S. District Judge Hardy Mays’ 2011 ruling, which authorized the merger of Memphis City and Shelby County Schools.

Also Wednesday, commissioners will hold a third reading on an ordinance that would give most MCS employees who live outside Shelby County five years to comply with the county’s requirement that all employees live inside the county.

According to the ordinance, the only employees that would be exempt from that rule are those who were employed by MCS and lived outside the county before September 1, 1986 — when the county’s residency rule went into effect.