Shelby County Schools’ consolidation plan could close 28 schools

December 13, 2018

The Tennessee district’s proposed consolidation plan calls for closing 28 schools, building 10 new ones and putting additions on five more schools over the next 10 years. There would be over $700 million in capital investments, and about $102 million in deferred maintenance needs would be eliminated.

More than two dozen schools could close over the next 10 years under a consolidation plan from Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson that also calls for over $700 million in capital investments.

The plan would close 28 schools, build 10 new ones and put additions on five more schools.

It would eliminate about $102 million in deferred maintenance needs, or about 20 percent of the list of projects throughout the district.