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Another set of school employees may miss paychecks

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The superintendent's email said the district will notify the employees once a responsible plan has been finalized. The superintendent's email said the district will notify the employees once a responsible plan has been finalized.
This comes a week after legacy Shelby County teachers were up in arms about the prospect of missing paychecks due to consolidation. This comes a week after legacy Shelby County teachers were up in arms about the prospect of missing paychecks due to consolidation.
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(WMC-TV) - An email sent to board members by Shelby County Schools interim superintendent Dorsey Hopson identifies another set of employees who may miss a number of paychecks – but the email promises action.

This comes a week after legacy Shelby County teachers were up in arms about the prospect of missing paychecks due to consolidation. The new email identifies assistant principals and financial secretaries among other school-based employees facing the same situation because of a reduction in the number of work days for them next school year.

"It is another cost saving measure the district says it needs – and, once again, on the backs of employees," said Memphis Education Association President Keith Williams.

Williams believes the superintendent when he says they are working on a solution. But Williams knows every decision is economically driven, and other unforeseen consequences of the merger may come up.

"This world class education system the TPC recommended is becoming poorer and poorer as we speak," said Williams.

The superintendent's email said the district will notify the employees once a responsible plan has been finalized.

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