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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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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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The meeting likely will be in early July, Superintendent Kathy Murphy said. 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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Michele McCay has been with the Hoover school system for 16 years, nearly six years as accounting director. 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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School officials say Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood failed to get Riverchase career center renovations started in a timely fashion. Read more

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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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The 18-classroom addition still requires approval from the Hoover school board. Read more

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The new Riverchase Career Connection Center will help fulfill that mission, Superintendent Kathy Murphy told the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce. Read more

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The board also discussed classroom additions at two schools and approved a pay raise for classified employees. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read more

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Board members Earl Cooper and Craig Kelley said the school district can't afford to lose Murphy and needs her for the long term. Read more

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Mackey won over Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy and Jefferson County Superintendent Craig Pouncey. Read more

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    Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy addresses the crowd at the dedication ceremony for 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

    Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy addresses the crowd at the dedication ceremony for 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

    Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy addresses the crowd at the dedication ceremony for the Hoover school system's Riverchase Career Connection Center on Thursday Aug. 1, 2019.

  • Hoover Service Club 2019 scholarships awards 20

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    Hoover Service Club 2019 scholarships awards 20

    The Hoover Service Club gave Bumpus Middle School student Dominic Renda an award for outstanding academic performance and fellow student Ava Slocum an award for outstanding citizenship at the Hoover Country Club on Thursday, May 9, 2019. Pictured here are, from left, Bumpus counselor Nita Keith, Bumpus Principal Tamala Maddox, Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato, Dominic Renda, Ava Slocum, Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy and Bumpus Assistant Principal Sean Colosimo.

  • Hoover Service Club 2019 scholarships awards 11

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    Hoover Service Club 2019 scholarships awards 11

    The Hoover Service Club awarded a scholarship to Hoover High student Aleah Moon at the Hoover Country Club on Thursday, May 9, 2019. Pictured here, from left, are Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy, Aleah Moon, Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato and Hoover Service Club 2018-19 President Elaine Thompson.

  • Hoover Service Club 2019 scholarships awards 13

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    Hoover Service Club 2019 scholarships awards 13

    The Hoover Service Club awarded a scholarship to Spain Park High School student Crestin Abawi at the Hoover Country Club on Thursday, May 9, 2019. Pictured, from left, are Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy, Crestin Abawi, Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato and Hoover Service Club 2018-19 President Elaine Thompson.

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