Shelby schools could lose out on millions of dollars

The Shelby County School District could lose millions in federal funding if municipal districts pass on its foodservices.

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—The Shelby County School District would lose millions in federal funding if the municipal school districts pass on food services from SCS.

"What the community's wanting is that local control, and I think having local control over our kitchen to get us up and running is going to be the best thing for us," said Bartlett City Schools superintendent David Stephens, a former deputy superintendent with SCS.

He says many parents have had the same complaints since the merger, which shifted school meals out of individual kitchens and to the central nutrition center.