Shelby County Schools says district will remain closed until further notice

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Shelby County Schools announced Tuesday that they will cancel classes until further notice.

The announcement came after Tennessee Governor Bill Lee asked all schools across the state to remain closed until at least April 24.

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“Our team is meeting daily to assess rapidly changing development and next steps,” said SCS Superintendent Joris Ray. “We will continue to seek and adhere to all local, state and national guidance concerning this unprecedented outbreak, and make the best decision on behalf of children in Shelby County.”

SCS has plans in place to continue providing daily meals to students in partnership with the YMCA, and the District is already expanding instructional resources that are available for students while schools are closed.

The following schools have announced that they will comply with the request and will remain closed until April 24.

  • Collierville Schools
  • Lakeland School System
  • Lauderdale Schools
  • Achievement School District