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Darroch serves as the technology coach for Bluff Park, Deer Valley and Greystone elementary schools. more

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Jason Gaston has been the media and public relations coordinator for Hoover City Schools since September 2007. more

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A school system committee has recommended raises for secretaries, registrars, bookkeepers, custodians, bus drivers, child nutrition workers and maintenance workers. more

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Stone Building was the lowest of three bidders for the project, which is slated for completion by the end of June 2019. more

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The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) has announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. more

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This budget should strengthen public safety and increase city employee salaries to once again make Hoover the "employer of choice," the mayor said. more

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This should be a record general fund budget for the city of Hoover, thanks to three tax increases approved by the City Council in July. more

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Here’s a look at the projects that received regular grant money this year. more

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Dodson helped with the acquisition of the building from Pelham City Schools and has been heavily involved in plans for renovation and the career programs that will be there. more

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School officials are hiring extra bus drivers to help take care of an unexpected demand for bus service. more

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Superintendent Kathy Murphy encouraged faculty to build upon the vision of those who started the school system and keep fulfilling dreams. more

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Dodson will become director of the Riverchase Career Connection Center on Oct. 1. more

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State of the Schools 2018

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The panel was part of the Greater Shelby Chamber of Commerce's monthly luncheon. more

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Signup for the 2018 Hoover City Dad Brigade back-to-school cleanup begins June 4. more

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Murphy's salary now will be $218,900, and she will get a $40,000 bonus if she stays employed with Hoover five years. more

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Greystone Elementary's Carol McLaughlin was in the top four finalists for Alabama Teacher of the Year, and Berry Middle's Lincoln Clark was in the top 16. more

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McLaughlin teaches second grade at Greystone Elementary School. more

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Mudano is a research associate and epidemiologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and has been heavily involved with parent-teacher groups at Riverchase Elementary and Berry Middle School. more

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The Alabama Board of Education is working to narrow the list to three finalists who will be brought in for interviews. more

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Murphy is one of 41 applicants who are seeking to lead the Alabama Department of Education. Seven semifinalists are to be named Friday. more

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    Karen Darroch, a technology coach for Hoover City Schools, at right, reacts to being informed that she has been chosen as the district's 2018-19 Elementary Teacher of the Year, on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. At left is Stacey Stocks, the principal at Greystone Elementary School, one of three schools where Darroch works.

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    Hoover school officials pose for a photo with technology coach Karen Darroch, second from left, after informing Darroch that she has been chosen as the school district's 2018-19 Elementary Teachr of the Year at Greystone Elementary School in Hoover, Alabama, on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Others in the photo, from left, are Greystone Elementary Principal Stacey Stocks, Superintendent Kathy Murphy, Greystone Assistant Principal Sherita Williams and Autumm Jeter, director of curriculum and instruction.

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    Hoover school officials pose for a photo with technology coach Karen Darroch, third from left on front row, after informing Darroch that she has been chosen as the school district's 2018-19 Elementary Teachr of the Year at Greystone Elementary School in Hoover, Alabama, on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.

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    Karen Darroch, a technology coach for Hoover City Schools, reacts to being informed that she has been chosen as the district's 2018-19 Elementary Teacher of the Year as she works with first-graders at Greystone Elementary School in Hoover, Alabama, on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.

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    Hoover school officials surprise technology coach Karen Darroch with the news that she has been chosen as the district's 2018-19 Elementary Teacher of the Year at Greystone Elementary School in Hoover, Alabama, on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.

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    The Hoover school system named its media and public relations coordinator, Jason Gaston, second from left, as the 2018-19 Hoover City Schools Employee of the Year and recognized him at the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Hoover Country Club in Hoover, Alabama on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. Others shown with him here are chamber President Jerome Morgan Jr., at left, Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy and Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato.

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