Kathy Murphy


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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

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 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

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

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

Kathy Murphy 5-17-16

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School officials met with U.S. District Judge Madeline Haikala in her chambers on Friday and came away from the meeting upbeat. more

May 17, 2016 8:41 PM Schools

Kathy Murphy 4-7-16

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U.S. District Judge Madeline Haikala is hearing the case at the federal courthouse in downtown Birmingham. more

Apr 7, 2016 2:00 PM Schools

Old Berry High School Nov 2015

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Also, U.S. Steel has made an offer to sell Hoover City Schools 136 acres along Interstate 459 now zoned for apartments. more

Mar 15, 2016 1:35 AM Schools 1 Comments


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School rezoning plan meets opposition as parents turn out in force to advocate keeping their neighborhoods intact. more

Feb 29, 2016 4:12 PM News

Hoover rezoning meeting 2-4-16

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Superintendent Kathy Murphy presented her rezoning proposal to hundreds of people tonight at Metropolitan Church of God. more

Feb 4, 2016 8:55 PM Schools 1 Comments

Trace Crossings

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Trace Crossings battles negative perceptions while faculty and parents think the school's quality is strong. more

Nov 30, 2015 4:14 PM News 2 Comments

Hoover chamber 11-19-15 Kathy Murphy

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Superintendent Kathy Murphy said she's sad her daughter, now 23, never got to experience the Hoover school district as a student. more

Nov 19, 2015 4:29 PM Schools

Dr. Kathy Murphy

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She also is scheduled to recognize the 2015 Hoover City Schools Employee of the Year. more

Nov 18, 2015 8:33 PM Schools

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Mayor Gary Ivey said the superintendent had not indicated a need for additional revenue more

Nov 17, 2015 4:51 PM News 1 Comments

Some residents say the formula school officials have been using to calculate how many students can fit in each school is flawed, and school officials are studying the issue. more

Nov 9, 2015 9:27 PM News 1 Comments

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The fifth and final preliminary meeting to discuss rezoning for Hoover City Schools was held on Thursday, Nov. 5. more

Nov 5, 2015 11:33 PM Schools 3 Comments

Hoover school rezoning meeting 11-3-15

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Communication and planning between city and school officials was a big topic at Tuesday's meeting on Hoover school rezoning. more

Nov 3, 2015 11:08 PM Schools 2 Comments

Hoover school rezoning meeting 2 10-8-15

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Superintendent Kathy Murphy said she's 99 percent sure that students currently at Hoover's two high schools won't be rezoned to a different school in the current rezoning effort. more

Oct 8, 2015 10:13 PM Schools 1 Comments

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