SCS sets school year start date at Aug. 31, last day June 16

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: July 15, 2020 10:04 AM CT | Published: July 14, 2020 2:29 PM CT
<strong>Shelby County Schools Superintendent Joris M. Ray (shown at a March 20 press briefing) proposed the new start date for schools after Gov. Bill Lee extended Tennessee&rsquo;s state of emergency because of the coronavirus pandemic. Ray said his recommendation was based on 12,000 survey responses from teachers and parents.</strong>&nbsp;(Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

Shelby County Schools Superintendent Joris M. Ray (shown at a March 20 press briefing) proposed the new start date for schools after Gov. Bill Lee extended Tennessee’s state of emergency because of the coronavirus pandemic. Ray said his recommendation was based on 12,000 survey responses from teachers and parents. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

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Laura Faith Kebede

Laura Faith Kebede covers Memphis schools for Chalkbeat Tennessee. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and most recently covered county government, schools and religion at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia.

Under the 2020-21 calendar approved by the Shelby County Schools board, students and teachers will have a fall break in October and start the second semester in February instead of January. 

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