Shelby County Schools revokes charters for two Memphis-area schools

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two Memphis-area charter schools will soon no longer be a part of the Shelby County Schools District.

Memphis Academy of Health Sciences Middle School and Memphis Academy of Health Sciences High School had their charters revoked by the Shelby County Schools District at a special meeting Wednesday night.

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At that meeting, called by the Shelby County Schools board, it was voted that the schools’ charters will be revoked at the end of the 2021-2022 school year.

The decision was made after an investigative report from the TN Comptroller of the Treasury and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation found that the Memphis Area of Health Sciences schools, which fall under the jurisdiction of the Shelby County Schools District, did not provide adequate governance resulting in the financial mismanagement of approximately $800,000.

According to the TN Comptroller’s report, the former MAHS executive director misappropriated funds totaling at least $337,955, there were improper disbursements from the MAHS bank accounts and there were improper payroll payments.

To see Shelby County Schools’ complete report on the revocation of the MAHS charter schools, click here.