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Teachers hit merger snag with placing their children

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

With the school merger right around the corner, several teachers in the Unified District received letters this week denying their applications to send their children to the schools they teach in. The teachers say that's been the practice for years.

School leaders are saying this was all an error and they're going to fix the problem. But, teachers we spoke with say they're stressed and it seems like every day they're dealing with a new blow from the merger process.

Last week it was a problem over pay, this week schooling for their children.  Many teachers have been posting about these denial letters on social media.

A spokesperson for Shelby County Schools says the error was caused by staffing changes.

The district says it will fix the issues, the teachers just need to contact the Office of Student Services. 

School policy states that any school based employee can request and receive a transfer into the school they work or teach in.

School administrators say they will send teachers and email on this subject this afternoon.

Employees are saying they're experiencing a new problem on a regular basis. But, administrators have said all along this process is not going to be easy.

If you are a school employee, and have any questions or issues with your General Choice Transfer application, you can call (901) 321-2560.

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