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.

SCS proposed budget reduces staff, but gives teachers a 1% pay increase

By Updated: May 08, 2020 11:00 AM CT | Published: May 08, 2020 10:53 AM CT

Altogether, the budget proposal cuts 220 full-time positions and adds 199 part-time positions. It also sets aside $6 million for the 1% salary increase for teachers and licensed staff such as school counselors and psychologists.

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Shelby County Schools board Superintendent Joris Ray

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