MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The school board in Memphis says it is tired of "playing games" with the City Council over money and it has decided to discuss delaying the start of school.
Members of the Memphis City Schools board said Monday that they have given the council every opportunity to pay money owed to the board and can no longer accept assurances that anything will be different in the coming year.
The board says the council owes the schools $151.3 million. That includes what the city still owes for 2008-09, shortfalls on two subsequent school years and $78 million for the coming year, according to The Commercial Appeal.
The board will meet in emergency session Tuesday to consider moving the first day of school from Aug. 8.
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