SCS is in need of a Financial Systems Advisor (I.T.)


Analyzes, evaluates, plans, designs, develops, and launches efficient financial management systems for Shelby County Schools (SCS). Maintains the efficiency of the core organizational functions and business processes. Collects and analyzes data to support the business cases, system requirements, and proposed projects. Makes recommendations to improve the efficiency of financial systems.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – April is Financial Literacy Month and Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir will host a series of free events including financial education workshops, activities for youth and a financial fitness challenge to increase awareness and educate the community.

“There are more than 90,000 households in Shelby County who do not have access to traditional banking and the price of being under-served can add up,” Lenoir said. “Financial education combined with financial access are two key factors in building wealth. We are pleased to partner with community churches and our Bank On Memphis banking partners to provide the tools that will help families build their financial futures.”

On April 1 and 27, the Trustee’s Office will host its Project H.O.M.E. financial education workshops at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church East (1248 Haynes) from noon – 2 p.m., and Ed Rice Community Center (2907 N. Watkins) from 6 – 8 p.m. Project H.O.M.E. was developed in 2010 to help delinquent taxpayers with budgeting strategies.

The Financial Fitness Challenge is a four-week online plan designed to help people focus on their finances. Participants will have weekly assignments to help them reach their financial goals. The Trustee is partnering with First Baptist Church – Broad, Golden Gate Cathedral and St. Andrew AME Church. The challenge launches April 2.

One church, New Growth In Christ Christian Center, will be adopting the successful Mindset of an Entrepreneur class hosted by the Trustee’s Office. The class will be held each Wednesday during the month of April at 7 p.m.

The Trustee is also hosting events for the youth in partnership with the University of Memphis and Shelby County Schools. Below is a full schedule of events. For more information, please visit

Financial Literacy Month Events:

  • Project H.O.M.E.

o   Sat., April 1 – Mt. Moriah East Baptist Church, 1248 Haynes St., noon – 2 p.m.

o   Thurs., April 27 – Ed Rice Community Center, 2907 N. Watkins, 6 – 8 p.m.

  • On My Own (Youth)

o   Tues., April 4 – Kirby High School, 8 a.m.

o   Wed., April 5 – University of Memphis, 12:40 p.m.

o   Wed., April 19 – Fairley High School, 10:20 a.m.

  • Mindset of an Entrepreneur Workshop

o   Every Wed., April 5-26, New Growth In Christ Christian Church, 7550 E. Shelby Dr.,
7 p.m.

  • Finance Fair

o   Sat., April 22 – Riverview Community Center, 1891 Kansas, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Memphis Public Libraries summer camp applications are live on the  website. The Summer Camps are a main banner on the website that links directly to all of our summer camp applications. Along with the applications, there is a link to a FAQ that will pretty much answer all questions pertaining to the camps.



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The Memphis Urban League in collaboration with the National Urban League will be hosting two parent focus groups on Wednesday, March 2nd. Participants will receive a $75 gift card if selected. Limited spaces available for parents of students in Shelby County and local charter school systems.

Register today at by clicking here.

Jennifer Hogan, Education and Youth Development 

Department Coordinator

Memphis Urban League

413 North Cleveland | Memphis, TN 38104 | 901-272-2491 ext. 16


Empowering the Community, Changing Lives.

SCS (Shelby County Schools) Hiring for (multiple) Call Center Representatives

Call Center Representative
Shelby County Schools
160 S. Hollywood
Memphis, TN 38112
Non-Instructional – Classified Positions – Administrative/Professional
Job Number:  5400002350
Working Job Title:  Call Center Representative (multiple positions)
Additional Job Information

1. Answers calls coming in to the Family Welcome Center, the first point of contact for parents, community members, and employees who contact the district

2. As the first point of contact for individuals calling the district, answers questions and solves a wide breadth of concerns and problems quickly and efficiently without having to refer callers to individual departments unless necessary.

3. Escalates complicated or sensitive calls or calls that Call Center Assistant cannot answer to the Call Center Manager.

4. Provides superior customer service to callers.

5. Performs a full range of administrative work for multiple programs and projects for the Call Center.

6. Prepares various reports detailing the administrative information handled by the position. Reviews and answers correspondence for the Call Center.

7. Identifies issues or problems and seeks alternative solutions consistent with applicable regulations.

8. Prepares and maintains a variety of reports, records, correspondence, and files related to assigned service, activities, and operations; provides for appropriate research and compiles reports, as needed.

9. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

High School degree or equivalent.
Prefer experience in public education; prefer call center experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of administrative procedures and research techniques;
Knowledge of the functions of the school division and its operating procedures;
Must possess analytical and organizational skills, good judgment, and initiative;
Considerable ability to evaluate information, perform analysis and prepare written and oral recommendations;
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships;
Ability to coordinate multiple priorities;
Ability to operate a computer and use appropriate software applications and peripheral office equipment;
Demonstrated proficiency in business English, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Apply Here!

SCS 2015-2016 Calendar

(PDF Version) Calendar for 2015-2016

OPTIONAL SCHOOL APPLICATION PROCESS STARTS JAN. 30; First Day for Bar-Coded Applications is Jan. 26

The bar-coded Application for Optional Schools will be available for parents to pick up starting Monday, January 26. The bar-coded application reserves a parent’s initial place in line and allows them to submit the completed application using their method of choice. Bar-coded applications can be submitted by mail, online or in person before 5 p.m. on Friday, January 30.

The bar-coded application process helps ensure that applications are submitted and processed in a fair and efficient method. It also helps dispel the idea that it’s necessary to ‘camp out’ in order to get into an Optional School. In 2014, 2517 applications were submitted during the January 27-31 submission window for bar-coded applications. Out of this number, 99.8% of qualified applicants were offered positions in an Optional School of their choice.

“We are extremely honored that parents recognize the excellence of our programs and are always eager to begin the application process,” said Linda Sklar, Director of Optional Schools and Advanced Academics. “However, I want to reassure parents that lining up days in advance of the application process isn’t required for acceptance. We have a great system in place that ensures the integrity of the process and also provides parents with several convenient options for submitting applications.”

The submission dates for bar-coded applications this year are January 26-30. (See specific details below.)

This application process is for students who are not zoned to their Optional School of choice. Students who are currently enrolled in an Optional School and want to remain in their same program do not have to complete this process. For more information and application requirements, see attached FAQs


Application Pick-up

  • January 26, 6:30 a.m.

SCS Board of Education Auditorium, 160 S. Hollywood

  • January 27 – 29, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

SCS Department of Optional Schools and Advanced Academics, 160 S. Hollywood, Room 106


Application Submission 

Online: After obtaining a bar-coded application, visit the Optional Schools website and select the Online Application link. You must submit the completed application before 5 p.m. on January 30. Please note that only students who currently attend a Shelby County school are eligible to submit the online application. If you complete the online application and receive an official confirmation receipt, you will not need to return to the SCS Coe Board of Education in-person on January 30.

Mail: Mail the completed application and required documents to the Department of Optional Schools and Advanced Academics, 160 S. Hollywood, Room C106, Memphis, TN 38112. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on January 30.

In-person: Completed bar-coded applications will be accepted in person on Friday, January 30, 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m., in the Board of Education Auditorium.

Parents can also submit non bar-coded paper applications during this time and until the first day of the 2015-16 school year, but these are processed after bar-coded applications.

Parents who would like to find out more information about any of the District’s Optional Schools are strongly encouraged to attend one of the upcoming open house events. If your school of choice’s Open House has passed, you can also contact the school to schedule a tour.

Historical Booker T. Washington High School Holds Scholarship Events over MLK Holiday Weekend


By:  Tecia Marshall

January 15, 2015


Memphis, TN – Booker T. Washington High School, Memphis, Tennessee, announces its 2015 Warrior Weekend of events.  The weekend will consist of various engaging and remarkable events that bring alumni, current students, faculty, staff and the entire community together to raise money for the scholarship fund.

Warrior Weekend will be held from Friday, January 16 through Monday, January 19, 2015.  Events include a meet and greet, alumni gala, alumni basketball game, a 5K walk/run, prayer breakfast, talent showcase and a culminating event commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Although it is titled, “Warrior Weekend” anyone is welcome to join the festivities.  All-inclusive tickets are $100 and individual event tickets are available as well.


About Booker T. Washington High School, Memphis, TN

Clay Street School originated in 1873 and was the first all brick building for “the colored of Memphis”.  Black citizens succeeded in staffing the entire school with black teachers.  Soon afterward, Clay School was renamed Kortrecht Grammar School, and then Kortrecht High School in 1891.  The first Memphis Black High School class graduated in 1891.

In 1911 the Memphis Board of Education decided that a new school was needed to replace the old and inadequate Kortrecht High School. At this time Kortrecht was the city’s only Black public high school.  Thus every Black graduate in Memphis was an alumnus of Kortrecht school.  In 1926 Kortrecht High school became Booker T. Washington in another new building.

Booker T. Washington now Middle and High School is a public secondary school located in South Memphis. Part of the Shelby County Schools district, it serves grades 6-12. BTW’s mission is for students to become equipped with the intellectual, technological and social skills that will allow them to exceed the expectations of state and national standards.  The school gained national attention when U.S. President, Barack Obama delivered the school’s 2011 commencement address as a reward for winning the 2011 Race to the Top Commencement Challenge.  Notable alumni include WREG news anchor Claudia Barr, Earth, Wind & Fire member, Maurice White, Willie Gregory of Nike, TN, Fred Jones, founder of The Southern Heritage Classic and the late Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks.


To learn more about this weekend of events, contact:


Booker T. Washington Middle & High School

715 S. Lauderdale St. | Memphis, TN. 38126

Office: (901) 416-7240 | Cell:  (901) 864-8660 | Fax: (901) 416-7244



Calling all Tennessee State University and Jackson State University fans, planning to attend the Southern Heritage Classic!!!

Need a safe place to park? Look no further…here is your opportunity to support a magnificent high school and enjoy tailgating, the game, and other festivities. As a fundraising effort, Middle College High School is parking cars at the school (Historic Fairview Bldg.) AND at the Shelby County Schools Board of Education, at 2597 Avery, on Saturday, 9/13. Past parking fundraising efforts have funded new athletic uniforms, college tours, a and classroom/library essentials. Parking starts at 9:00 am at both the school and the Board of Education for a low, low fee of $10.00 per vehicle. No ins and outs. Tell your family, friends, neighbors…tell everyone you know to tell everyone they know that is attending the Southern Heritage Classic to support the school by parking @ Middle College HS or the Board of Education! Please share!