Map courtesy of City of Hoover / image by Jeff Thompson.
Patton Chapel Road Phase III
The Hoover Board of Education approved the rights of way and easements for the Patton Chapel Road Phase III road project.
Construction will continue on Patton Chapel Road near Gwin Elementary and Simmons Middle School.
The Hoover Board of Education approved the rights of way and easements that are a part of Phase III of the Patton Chapel Road Project at its Nov. 3 meeting.
Phase III will redirect Patton Chapel Road from U.S. 31 and Chapel Road by Simmons Middle School and Chapel Lane toward the Patton Creek Shopping Center and Preserve Parkway. The four roads would converge near where Preserve Parkway currently meets Patton Chapel Road.
Bryan Phillips, Hoover City Schools’ chief technology officer, presented a report on Hoover’s Engaged Learning Initiative.
This initiative, an expansion of the smaller 2011-2012 project at Gwin and Green Valley elementary schools, provided Nook tablets to select students in elementary and middle school classrooms and iPads to seniors attending both Hoover and Spain Park high schools.
Phillips talked about the training, packaging and delivering of Chromebooks to schools such as Rocky Ridge and Greystone elementary schools, and explained how useful this technology has been for those students. Software such as Synergyse, Hapara, Google Drive and Google Classroom, has allowed students, faculty and parents to better communicate. Those programs also provide students with the tools to learn more efficiently.
The board also:
- Awarded Brock's Gap Intermediate School with National Green Ribbon status
- Awarded area National Merit Semifinalists/Achievement Scholars
- Approved a payroll of $7,047,184.04
- Approved cash disbursements of $5,746,345.32