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SCS asks for money back from overpaid employees

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Some employees are fired up about a letter they received from the district's finance office. Some employees are fired up about a letter they received from the district's finance office.
One of those employees shared her letter with Action News. She is being asked to give the district back a little more than $200. One of those employees shared her letter with Action News. She is being asked to give the district back a little more than $200.

(WMC-TV) - The Shelby County School District is asking for money back from overpaid employees.

SCS made an accounting error months ago.

Some employees are fired up about a letter they received from the district's finance office. It says there was a payroll error between July and December of last year, which resulted in some employees being overpaid.

One of those employees shared her letter with Action News. She is being asked to give the district back a little more than $200.

A school district spokesperson said it is the result of an inadvertent accounting error. It only affects a small percentage of employees who were mistakenly paid for what was marked on their time sheet as unpaid leave. The district is not revealing exactly how many employees were affected or the total dollar amount that was mistakenly paid out.

Employees have two options: pay the money back in one lump sum or split it up over the next 11 months.

The deadline to respond to the letter is January 22.

The district knew about the error in the fall, but in the interest of the Christmas holiday they waited until now to ask their employees to give the money back.

They admit is was an error and it is being corrected.

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