icon-gsp-growth icon-gsp-instruction icon-gsp-talent icon-gsp-collaboration icon-gsp-time icon-gsp-child icon-get-started-magnifying-glass icon-get-started-partner icon-get-started-tools-pubs icon-get-started-workshops UnitedSchoolCenteredSystems Bookmarked in My ERS Bookmark in My ERS Share page via email Share page via Facebook Share page via Linked In Share page via Twitter

Shelby County School District (Memphis)

District Partner 2017-2020

ERS is partnering with Shelby County Schools to help roll out a new student-based budgeting (SBB) funding system and to support a cohort of schools in the strategic school design proccess. This work is informed by the results of our strategic resource mapping process in 2016-17.

District Facts

Students: 114,487
Full-time Classroom Teachers:
Schools: 196

Work Focus


  • Student-Based Budgeting: Provided direct support to the district to develop an SBB formula that defined how funds were allocated to schools based on student needs, we developed SBB tools for district leaders to use during implementation.
  • School Design: Continued school design support for the cohort schools to implement their strategic plans for the 2018-19 school year; a new cohort of schools will begin working with ERS in Fall 2018, while ERS also supports the capacity of the central office on strategic school design.


  • Resource Mapping: Analyzed resource use  and identified inequities in Shelby County; findings informed conversations about how the district can improve operation and overall support to schools through student-based budgeting (SBB) and other strategies.
  • School Design: Provided intensive school design support to a cohort of six schools that are obtaining additional flexibility under SBB.

« View All Partners

Stay Informed

Stay in the know with the latest news and happenings.

480 Pleasant Street, Suite C - 200

Watertown, MA 02472


Get in Touch

Want to talk to someone directly?

Send us an email at: contact@erstrategies.org

© 2023 Education Resource Strategies | All Rights Reserved.
Close ×

Stay Informed

Stay in the know with the latest news and happenings.