The MCS budget for the 2010-2011 school year is $936 million with nearly three fourths of it going to salaries and benefits. Now officials are looking to implement a “major shakeup.”

The second largest employer in the City of Memphis faces a second round of layoffs.  More jobs are on the line at Memphis City Schools as Superintendent Kriner Cash announced a new effort to save more taxpayer dollars.

“We have to do a major, major restructuring,” says Dr. Cash, “of the entire organization.”

Dr. Cash dropped that bombshell during a budget hearing with the school board on Tuesday, March 9, 2010.  MCS, the largest school district in the state of  Tennessee, 23rd largest in the nation, with 107,000 students and more than 10,000 employees, is in for a major shake-up this time around.

I like the savings to the taxpayer, but I hate to see anyone lose their job — especially in these times.

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