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Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Greetings, Memphis-Shelby County Schools educators!

I recently updated you on our plans to REIMAGINE teacher compensation. Tonight, we’re excited to share our step and lane salary schedule to offer stability in an ever-changing economy. View the teacher/teacher type schedule here, and the 11-month counselor schedule here.

This change in pay schedule comes after I’ve visited schools and classrooms and met with teachers in both small and large groups. We’ve listened, and your feedback MATTERS.
Memphis-Shelby County Schools now has the highest pay scale range and highest average teacher salary in the state. As we continue to recruit and retain the most effective teachers in the nation, this is about offering each of you the opportunity to plan for the future and your families.

Effective August 2, 2021, the new schedule will be implemented and will enable Memphis-Shelby County Schools to continue attracting and retaining the best
talent, in addition to advancing various key strategic initiatives as we Reimagine 901.

The initial implementation phase of this new system will involve and depend heavily on the timely partnership of our current teacher population. We request your patience as the HR Compensation Office finalizes the experience and degree validation for current teachers.

Please note, the HR Compensation Office will begin communicating individually with employees beginning this week to confirm the accuracy of the experience and degree levels HR has on file.
As a reminder, specific information will not be available to share with you regarding your salary on the new schedule until after we have completed the validation process and confirmed your accurate years of experience and education. However, these FAQs address any preliminary questions you may have about the administration of the new 2021-2022 teacher salary schedule. 
Additionally, informational sessions will be held on TOMORROW, May 26, for teachers in the following zones. Principals will forward the Teams invite to their staff. Please review the FAQs prior to attending the session. 

The sessions will only be open to active school-based staff. Employees must be logged in from their SCS Outlook account. The times are as follows:

  • 3:00-3:30 p.m. - Zones 6, 12, 13, 16, 15
  • 4:00-4:30 p.m. - Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,10, 11, 12 (Middle Schools)
  • 5:00-5:30 p.m. - Zones 7, 8, 9,14, 17
We look forward to connecting with you soon!
Again, thank you for always putting our students first and for the HEART work you demonstrate every day.

Together, we MUST BELIEVE.
Together, we WILL ACHIEVE.
Together, we are REIMAGINING 901.
Dr. Joris M. Ray,