Kathy Murphy


Sarah Finnegan

Superintendent Kathy Murphy said she hopes to have a replacement picked and in place by July 1. 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. more


Kathy Murphy 12-14-17

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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. more


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Mackey photo is still shot from Alabama Department of Education video; Murphy photo by Jon Anderson

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

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Kathy Murphy 4-7-16

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


Kathy Murphy 11-14-16

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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. more

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Kathy Murphy 12-12-17

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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. more

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Lexi Coon.

The next meeting will be held at Hoover High School on March 8 at 6 p.m. more


Hoover school bus driver Mark Pierce

Pierce photo courtesy of Jefferson County Sheriff's Office; bus photo by Jon Anderson

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


Riverchase Career Center 12-19-17

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

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Teddi Butcher

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The Hoover school board accepted her resignation in a special meeting this morning. more

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Hoover High School

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The superintendent would not specify the personnel matter to be discussed Thursday, but she did say she was ready to move forward with a recommendation to the board concerning the racial slur. more


Meanwhile, the teacher who used the slur in her classroom Friday remains on paid administrative leave. more

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Greystone YMCA Aug 2017

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


Hoover Board of Education 12-19-17

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The school board agreed to pay $97,000 plus legal fees to former Trace Crossings Elementary School Principal Robin Litaker. more


Hoover City Schools flag

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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. more

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Kathy Murphy Hoover chamber 11-16-17

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But Superintendent Kathy Murphy said she is more interested to see students compete with students nationally and internationally. more


Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy is scheduled to give the annual State of the Schools address at the Nov. 16 Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon. more


Artists on the Bluff 2016-1

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The Artists on the Bluff group will, however, have to pay utility costs from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31 and make sure the building meets approval of the city fire marshal. more


Jefferson County distribution to schools 9-20-17

Photo courtesy of Grady Thornton.

The money was part of $69 million of unspent proceeds from the county's previous education sales and use tax that was divided among the county's 12 school districts. more

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