On July 1, 2013, Shelby County Schools (SCS) – the unified district combining legacy Memphis City Schools and legacy Shelby County Schools – will become Tennessee’s largest school system and the 14th largest district in America serving nearly 140,000 students.
The 23-member Shelby County Board of Education (SCBE) governs the separate business operations of Memphis City Schools (MCS) and Shelby County Schools (SCS), as well as all business pertaining to the unified district. In September 2013, the SCBE will be comprised of seven (7) elected members representing all districts in Shelby County, and the Shelby County Commission may also appoint up to six (6) additional at-large positions.
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On March 26, the Shelby County Board of Education elected Dorsey Hopson to serve as interim superintendent of the unified district. Community input sessions were held in March and April as part of a national superintendent search process that was to be completed prior to the July 1 merger date. However, on April 30, the board voted to delay the search until fall 2013 when the Commissioners elected in November take office and more details of the unified district are finalized. Superintendent Hopson will continue to lead the unified district until the Board decides to renew its search and elect a new superintendent.
Unified District Name/Logo/Website: The unified district will be called Shelby County Schools (SCS) and be identified by the current SCS logo. On July 1, the unified district website will launch at www.scsk12.org, which is the current SCS web address. After June 30, the current SCS and Memphis City Schools websites will come down. Until July 1, the unified district homepage can be found here.