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Hoover school bd work session 5-26-17

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"We know that can't happen," Mayor Frank Brocato told the school board. "We all know there's a need for more schools in our city. ... We're going to work hand in hand with each of you to reach that goal." more

May 26, 2017 4:40 PM News

Spain Park track April 2017

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Track boosters say the track programs deserve a higher-quality surface, so they'll explore fundraising possibilities. more

Apr 25, 2017 4:54 PM Hoover Schools

Hoover track April 2017

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The school board agreed to spend at least $2.74 million to replace the football turf and tracks at Hoover and Spain Park high schools but left the door open to possibly upgrade to higher-quality tracks after track and field supporters objected. more

Apr 21, 2017 6:29 PM Hoover Schools

Tosney is a former teacher and has nine years experience as vice president and office manager for Magic City Door. more

Apr 4, 2017 5:47 PM Schools

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The applicants gave their views on everything from a third high school to rezoning and dealing with criticism. more

Mar 28, 2017 10:26 PM Schools

Lee Ogle Tosney

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The three applicants are a 25-year-old college student, a retired middle school science teacher and the vice president and office manager for an overhead door company who formerly taught school. more

Mar 19, 2017 8:26 PM Hoover Schools

Kathy Murphy 8-8-16

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Murphy now has a contract good through June 30, 2020. more

Mar 14, 2017 4:51 PM Hoover Schools

That leaves three applicants left for the Hoover City Council to consider. more

Mar 13, 2017 11:40 AM Hoover Schools

The applicants include a college instructor, clothing store employee, retired teacher and vice president/office manager for an overhead door company. more

Mar 10, 2017 6:04 PM Hoover Schools

Kathy Murphy 2-13-17

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Board President Stephen Presley has recommended her contract be extended through June 2020. more

Feb 13, 2017 11:22 PM Hoover Schools

Hoover school board 9-12-16

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The school board is expected to vote on the 2017-18 school calendar. more

Jan 8, 2017 8:00 AM Schools

stacks of cash

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The school board voted to pay off some debt issued in 2010, refinance what's left of a 2005 bond issue and shift $50 million into U.S. treasury bonds. more

Nov 15, 2016 2:09 PM Hoover Schools

Hoover school bus

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Cuts in staffing, delayed capital expenditures and unexpected increases in property tax revenues helped erase the school system's projected $10.4 million deficit. more

Nov 15, 2016 2:05 PM Hoover Schools

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Education was, in Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy’s mind, the issue that defined the 2016 Hoover municipal election. more

Sep 29, 2016 3:09 PM , Hoover Schools

Hoover school board 9-12-16

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Board member Jill Ganus Veitch voted against the budget, saying she didn't support short notice of cuts in principals' discretionary spending. more

Sep 12, 2016 11:49 PM Hoover Schools

Hoover High Principal Don Hulin said in an email to faculty the proposed 2017 budget was "deeply troubling on many fronts." more

Sep 9, 2016 4:30 AM Hoover Schools

The school system's budget has been the topic of much discussion in recent years due to deficit spending and the status of city funding. more

Aug 30, 2016 5:49 PM Hoover Schools

Both meetings still will be held at the Farr Administration Building. more

Jul 12, 2016 10:10 AM Hoover Schools

Tera Simmons

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Tera Simmons was chosen to replace Melody Greene. more

May 29, 2016 8:53 PM Hoover Schools

Kathy Murphy 5-20-16

Still shot from video by Hoover City Schools

U.S. District Judge Madeline Haikala has given preliminary approval to the rezoning plan but is withholding final approval pending more work by the school system, Justice Department and NAACP Legal Defense Fund. more

May 20, 2016 10:22 PM Schools

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