Hoover City Schools


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Education was, in Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy’s mind, the issue that defined the 2016 Hoover municipal election. more

Oct 3, 2016 12:30 PM , People

Chick-fil-A donation day set for Thursday in conjunction with new effort more

Sep 27, 2016 2:26 PM News

Hoover school board 9-12-16

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Board member Jill Ganus Veitch voted against the budget, saying she didn't support short notice of cuts in principals' discretionary spending. more

Sep 12, 2016 8:10 PM Schools 1 Comments

Hoover High Principal Don Hulin said in an email to faculty the proposed 2017 budget was "deeply troubling on many fronts." more

Sep 8, 2016 11:00 PM Schools 8 Comments

Tina Hancock 9-6-16

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Superintendent Kathy Murphy said school officials have worked hard to lower the budget deficit from the $10 million deficits approved in recent years. more

Sep 7, 2016 12:01 AM Schools 1 Comments

Bricks 4 Kidz teaches STEM through fun pastime more

Sep 1, 2016 2:47 PM People

The school system's budget has been the topic of much discussion in recent years due to deficit spending and the status of city funding. more

Aug 30, 2016 4:40 PM Schools

Hoover school finance talk 8-8-16

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If Hoover wants to maintain low class sizes and electives and higher paid employees, new or increased revenue streams must be found, Superintendent Kathy Murphy said in a finance report Monday night. more

Aug 9, 2016 12:14 AM Schools 3 Comments

Kathy Murphy 8-8-16

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Superintendent Kathy Murphy gave a back-to-school address to the school district's nearly 1,800 employees this morning at Hunter Street Baptist Church. more

Aug 8, 2016 3:10 PM Schools

Kathy Murphy 8-4-16

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Tonight's talk is expected to focus more on federal and state funding for Hoover City Schools. more

Aug 8, 2016 1:17 AM Schools

Lori McCombs

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An online petition is calling for the teacher's dismissal, but school officials say two weeks without pay was appropriate. more

Aug 4, 2016 12:58 PM Schools 1 Comments


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It may be difficult for some people to fathom in a city where the median household income is $76,000, but there are still children in Hoover who don’t have enough to eat. more

Aug 1, 2016 3:17 PM Schools

Students from various Hoover City Schools participated in the 23rd annual Young Voices Festival in Tuscaloosa in early May. more

Jul 27, 2016 9:10 PM Schools

The potential redrawing of Hoover school attendance zones for the 2016-17 school year (which was delayed a year) caused some shakeups in some Hoover parent organizations, but leaders of the groups say they are looking forward to the new year. more

Jul 27, 2016 9:09 PM Schools

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Students at two Hoover elementary schools have new principals waiting to greet them when they come back from summer break on Aug. 11. more

Jul 27, 2016 8:55 PM Schools

Hoover City Dad Brigade 2016-1

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The volunteers helped with painting, pressure washing, clearing weeds, trimming bushes, moving furniture, caulking seams, cleaning gutters, picking up trash, laying pine straw and other tasks. more

Jul 23, 2016 5:08 PM News

Hoover school photos

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The school board voted to ask the Jefferson County Commission to put the tax renewals on the Nov. 8 general election ballots. more

Jul 19, 2016 10:07 PM Schools 1 Comments

Supt advisory council 6-28-16 (3)

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More than 300 people signed up, and about 130 showed up for the first meeting. more

Jun 28, 2016 9:29 PM Schools

Melody Greene, Carol Barber, Charles Butler and Kathy Wheaton have decided to retire. Together, the four administrators have more than 140 years in education. more

Jun 24, 2016 4:19 PM Schools

Kathy Murphy 3-7-16

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Parents, employees and community members are invited to join the group, which help the school system develop a strategic plan. more

Jun 23, 2016 4:41 PM Schools

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