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At least 20% of parents responding to a Hoover City Schools survey said they would prefer complete virtual school for the 2020-21 school year. Read more

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All students and guests were required to wear masks, but Hoover officials were determined to give Spain Park's seniors their graduation experience. Read more

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Some people say it's irresponsible given the continued COVID-19 outbreak, but others say the Class of 2020 deserves an in-person ceremony. Read more

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The ceremonies will be at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, and each graduate will get four tickets for guests. Read more

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Beginning with the 2020-21 school year, elementary school principals will have the option to send students who demonstrate extreme non-compliance with school rules and the code of conduct to a new Early Learning Center. Read more

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The Hoover school district already had received 99.7% of its expected local tax revenues for fiscal 2020 by the end of February. Read more

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Seniors are done with classes and considered to be graduated, but all other students to receive online instruction, take-home packets. Read more

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The Spain Park High School the theater department has two big shows planned for the spring semester. Read more

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Rebecca Besch from Berry Middle School is the 2019-20 Secondary Teacher of the Year for Hoover City Schools. Read more

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There is now one pre-K classroom at five schools, and officials are seeking grants to add six more pre-K classrooms, including at two new schools. Read more

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A pilot mentoring program already is operating in four Hoover schools and is set to be expanded to other schools. Read more

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Actual construction on the $7.6 million project is set to begin Jan. 2 and should take 12 to 16 months, school officials said. Read more

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The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is the highest award given by the U.S. government to kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers of math and science, including computer science. Read more

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Her proposal, set for a vote by the school board on Dec. 10, would start the 2021-22 school year on Aug. 10 and allow a full week out for Thanksgiving. Read more

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District officials say they will seek more feedback about priorities with another survey, likely after Thanksgiving. Read more

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However, the budget includes $19 million in capital projects such as an 18-classroom expansion at Berry Middle School. Read more

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Spain Park High School’s enrollment of 1,637 students already is 40 higher than last year’s official count, but numbers should keep growing. Read more

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The volunteers, mostly men and boys, helped spruce up school campuses prior to the return of students. Read more

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Superintendent Kathy Murphy held off again on a recommendation for a policy against disruptive speech. Read more

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Students are becoming too disconnected from instruction, Superintendent Kathy Murphy said. Read more

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