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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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Riverchase Career Connection Center

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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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Berry Middle School addition proposal

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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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Hoover back to school 2018 (1)

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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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The four finalists are to be interviewed on Friday, April 20. Read 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. Read 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. Read more

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The school board also approved a new schedule for salary supplements for athletic and academic coaches, sponsors of fine arts groups and employees leading special academic programs. Read more

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Hoover school bus driver DUI

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"Thank God no children were on the bus at the time of the crash," Superintendent Kathy Murphy said. Read more

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Superintendent Kathy Murphy announced the one-year delay in her state-of-the-school-system address. Read more

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School officials say the YMCA offers a superior program, but it also may cost more. Read more

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It's a dramatic turnaround from many years of deficit spending and the $1.9 million deficit that was projected when the 2017 budget originally was passed in September 2016. Read more

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    Hoover school board 2-4-19 (2)

    Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy and school board President Craig Kelley listen to a financial consultant talk about refinancing debt during a school board meeting on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019.

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    Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy talks to the Hoover school board about refinancing debt during a school board meeting on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019.

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    Jason Gaston 11-15-18 (1)

    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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