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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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Hoover City Council President Gene Smith has announced he is challenging current Mayor Frank Brocato for the mayor’s chair in the Aug. 25 election, and other names are floating around as potential candidates for the mayor’s race as well. 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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Public buildings and services around Hoover and Chelsea have a variety of closing schedules for the Christmas and New Year holidays. 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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Hoover city and Shelby County offices will close for both the Veterans Day and Thanksgiving holidays in 2019, but some public buildings will have different holiday hours. 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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Here are the presidents of the parent organizations at Hoover schools in the Spain Park High School feeder pattern and what they said about their goals for the 2019-20 school year: 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 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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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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    Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato speaks with Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy after delivering his 2020 state-of-the-city speech at the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Alabama, on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020.

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    Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy is recognized during Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato's 2020 state-of-the-city speech at the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Alabama, on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020.

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    Hoover school officials break ground for a 13-classroom addition at Berry Middle School in Hoover, Alabama, on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. In the center is Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy.

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    Hoover school board President Craig Kelley speaks during a groundbreaking ceremony for a 13-classroom addition at Berry Middle School in Hoover, Alabama, on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019.

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    Shovels sit ready for the groundbreaking for a 13-classroom addition at Berry Middle School in Hoover, Alabama, on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019.

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    Shovels sit ready for the groundbreaking for a 13-classroom addition at Berry Middle School in Hoover, Alabama, on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019.

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