MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Memphis-Shelby County Board of Schools (MSCS) will vote Tuesday on whether or not Dr. Joris M. Ray will retain his position as district superintendent.
A special meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
The single agenda item for the meeting is listed as: “August 23, 2022 Meeting – Special Called Meeting Category Request for Action Topic Discuss and act on the Shelby County School Board employment relationship with Superintendent Joris M. Ray Action Type.”
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The MSCS held an emergency executive session in July after divorce papers revealed Ray was accused of having affairs outside of his marriage with possible former and current school district employees.
The board decided that an external review of Ray’s allegations of wrongdoing was necessary.
Ray said he hired legal counsel and was confident that his private actions did not “breach any rules of conduct or violate any policies.”
Ray’s wife filed for divorce last year. In the docs, Ray’s wife revealed a nondisclosure agreement in one of the relationships. She alleged that district staff arranged and participated in meetings with women for Ray outside of his marriage. MSCS has employed at least two of the women named in the court documents over the past five years.
Tuesday’s special meeting will be held at the Coe Auditorium of the Board of Education in S. Hollywood at 6:30 p.m.
The public can also tune in to the live broadcast of the meeting via the following district channels:
• 88.5 FM
• SCS School Board website: www.scsk12.org/board
• C19TV (via Comcast cable)
• Facebook: Memphis Shelby County Schools and Voices of MSCS
FOX13 will be present at the meeting and will bring you the latest developments on air and online.
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