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Parents can share input about MCS schools' takeover

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MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - Memphis City Schools parents have a chance to sound off Monday evening on the possible takeover of schools by the state of Tennessee.

What is known as the Achievement School District will assume control of at least 10 schools by next fall.

There are three more meetings being held Monday evening to get input from the public.

The first round of meetings took place last Thursday night. Many parents in attendance had plenty of concerns.

While the affected schools are failing, some believe some progress is being made and a state takeover may not necessarily be the right fix in every neighborhood.

"What they need to do is pay the teachers and open up the classrooms, and fewer kids," said Brenda Harris, a concerned parent.

The Achievement School District will have three charters run six of the schools it plans to takeover.

The 14 schools on the list represent about 6000 children.

The meetings being held Monday night will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

They will take place at the following locations:

Tonight's meetings run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

  • Hamilton Community Center
  • Salem Gilfield Church
  • St. Paul Neighborhood Center.

A city-wide event is planned for Tuesday night at the University of Memphis.

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