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Hoover City Schools

Rocky Ridge school bus 8-14-19

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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 92,000-square-foot facility opens Aug. 8 with five academies covering health science, fire and emergency medical services, cyber innovation, skilled trades, and food and hospitality. 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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Families of 386 children were interested, but only 90 students could be accepted for five new pre-K classes. Read more

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

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More than 775 people had taken the Hoover Sun and 280 Living poll as of 3:30 p.m. June 3. Read more

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School officials are proposing a change to the code of conduct that allows school discipline for racist and sexist conduct or language, whether it occurs on campus, at home or online. Read more

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Kathy Murphy 5-9-19

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However, a proposed change would allow school officials to administer discipline when racist, sexist or other disparaging off-campus remarks substantially impact the school environment. Read more

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A proposed change in the code of conduct would make it a class 3 (most serious) offense to engage in racist or sexist conduct or language, whether on or off campus. Read more

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Elementary schools will hold kindergarten enrollment from 4 to 6 p.m. to help plan staffing for next year. Read more

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Michele McCay 4-24-19 (2)

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Michele McCay has been with the Hoover school system for 16 years, nearly six years as accounting director. Read more

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Council members said Kelley's experience is critical as the district faces issues related to funding and a federal court desegregation case. Read more

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Spain Park High School’s S’Park Theatre will put on its spring production this month. Read more

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Attorneys for the school system, NAACP and Justice Department shared an action plan Thursday night to meet desegregation goals. Read more

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The meeting will be Thursday, March 14, at Trace Crossings Elementary School. Read more

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Applicants must be Hoover residents and be willing to serve five years. Read more

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Tina Hancock 3-4-19

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Hancock is leaving Hoover to become the chief finance officer for Huntsville City Schools. Read more

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School officials say Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood failed to get Riverchase career center renovations started in a timely fashion. Read more

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Each year, a senior is selected from each of Hoover's two high schools, along with an employee of Hoover City Schools. Read more

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Hoover school board 2-4-19 (1)

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The school board chose not to borrow an additional $12 million for upcoming classroom additions and instead use money already in the bank. Read more

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  • RC3 8-1-19

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    RC3 8-1-19

    The city of Hoover, Alabama, donated two reserve fire engines for the Fire and Emergency Services Academy at the Hoover school system's Riverchase Career Connection Center.

  • RC3 8-1-19

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    RC3 8-1-19

    The Hoover Fire Department donated this firefighting gear to the Fire and Emergency Services Academy at the Hoover school system's Riverchase Career Connection Center.

  • RC3 8-1-19

    Photo by Jon Anderson

    RC3 8-1-19

    The city of Hoover, Alabama, donated these two reserve fire engines for the Fire and Emergency Services Academy at the Hoover school system's Riverchase Career Connection Center.

  • RC3 8-1-19

    Photo by Jon Anderson

    RC3 8-1-19

    The city of Hoover, Alabama, donated this reserve fire engine for the Fire and Emergency Services Academy at the Hoover school system's Riverchase Career Connection Center.

  • RC3 8-1-19

    Photo by Jon Anderson

    RC3 8-1-19

    Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato and Councilman Casey Middlebrooks talk outside the fire engine bay that is part of the Fire and Emergency Services Academy at the Hoover school system's Riverchase Career Connection Center on Thursday Aug. 1, 2019.

  • RC3 8-1-19

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    RC3 8-1-19

    This is a training classroom that is part of the Fire and Emergency Services Academy at the Hoover school system's Riverchase Career Connection Center.

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