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Interim superintendent introduces cabinet

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(WMC-TV) - Newly appointed Shelby County School interim superintendent Dorsey Hopson introduced his cabinet Wednesday for the unified district even though he said he has no plans to lead after the merger.

Leaders come from both Memphis City and Shelby County Schools.

Shortly after Hopson introduced his team, he said more schools could be on the chopping block as they work to pass a budget.

"[We're going to] be scrubbing, scrubbing, scrubbing, shake, picking up the couches [and] seeing if we can find some nickels in there, because at the end of the day when you have to close a $65 million budget gap, other than the classroom – nothing is off the table," said Hopson.

He said if the board does vote to close more schools, it likely would not take effect until the 2014-2015 school year. Public hearings would need to take place before a vote.

As far as the municipal school districts bill passing the Senate education committee Wednesday, Hopson said the focus is in Shelby County not in the legislature.

Hopson said he hopes to continue discussions with the city of Memphis about financial support, but no meetings or dates have officially been set up.

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