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Hoover City Council President Gene Smith has announced he is challenging current Mayor Frank Brocato for the mayor’s chair in the Aug. 25 election, and other names are floating around as potential candidates for the mayor’s race as well. Read more

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However, the budget includes $19 million in capital projects such as an 18-classroom expansion at Berry Middle School. Read more

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The proposal announced in May caused a lot of angst in the community, with people concerned about First Amendment rights. Read more

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Michele McCay has been with the Hoover school system for 16 years, nearly six years as accounting director. Read more

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Council members said Kelley's experience is critical as the district faces issues related to funding and a federal court desegregation case. 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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The board also discussed classroom additions at two schools and approved a pay raise for classified employees. Read more

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A school system committee has recommended raises for secretaries, registrars, bookkeepers, custodians, bus drivers, child nutrition workers and maintenance workers. Read more

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    Hoover school board President Craig Kelley speaks during a groundbreaking ceremony for a 13-classroom addition at Berry Middle School in Hoover, Alabama, on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019.

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    Hoover school officials break ground for a 13-classroom addition at Berry Middle School in Hoover, Alabama, on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. In the center is Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy.

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    Hoover school board members listen during a public hearing on the school district's proposed 2020 budget at the Farr Administration Building in Hoover, Alabama, on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. From left are school board President Craig Kelley, Vice President Deanna Bamman and board member Amy Tosney.

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    Hoover school board President Craig Kelley, facing the camera, sits with other school board members at the Hoover High School Class of 2019 graduation ceremony at UAB's Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Alabama, on Thursday, May 23, 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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    Hoover school board members, from left, Craig Kelley, Deanna Bamman and Amy Tosney listen to a financial consultant talk about refinancing debt during a school board meeting on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019.

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