SCS hosts community meetings for budget input

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Shelby County School board members are hosting community meetings that will allow parents to get a look at the proposed budget and expected federal funding for the next school year.

SCS parents FOX13 spoke to said they’re hopeful SCS leaders will pinpoint everything needed to return students to school safely and ready them for success.

SCS is hoping to increase their already $1.5 billion dollar budget, looking a to next year for capital improvements and resources.

A week ago SCS superintendent Joris RAy presented a budget to Shelby County Commissioners outlining a host of capital improvements and what their possible request for funding will be from the commission.

Helen Collins is an SCS parent who says the budget needs to detail other important areas such as staffing.

“So we need to know that they will have teachers there to educate them because from what I understand there is a shortage,” Collins said.

The meeting will also key in on the third grade commitment, aimed at ensuring SCS students have the necessary reading skills to be successful before they reach the third grade.

SCS leadership could very well hear back from county leaders as soon as next week on their budget needs.

“We want to know from the time our kids walk in that building they get their temperature checked and everything else that they are to be safe,” Collins said.

Community Meetings will happen tonight at 5 p.m. at Germantown Elementary and tomorrow at Middle College High.

The meetings will also be streamed here:

You can also email to have your input about the budget included: