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Maddox will serve as president elect for a one-year term, then she will become the CLAS president for the 2018-2019 year. Read more

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Hayley Barber, crowned Miss Alabama 2016, visited Trace Crossings Elementary recently to meet and read to students. Read more

Elementary/Intermediate Schools

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Public buildings and services around Hoover have a variety of closing schedules for the Christmas and New Year holidays. Read more

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Her proposal, set for a vote by the school board on Dec. 10, would start the 2021-22 school year on Aug. 10 and allow a full week out for Thanksgiving. Read more

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Nationally, 355 schools from 23 states made the list put out by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Read more

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Hoover, county and state offices will close for both the Veterans Day and Thanksgiving holidays in 2019, but some public buildings will have different holiday hours. Read more

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The third class of Leadership Hoover was scheduled to start meeting in late September, and the organization plans to start a Junior Leadership Hoover group in 2020. Read more

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The judge ruled the school system erred in its process for assessing whether a girl struggling with psychological and emotional issues merited special education services. Read more

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Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy shared numerous rankings with the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday. Read more

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The guardians claim school officials failed to protect the 6-year-old girl after numerous sexual assaults by other first-grade girls. Read more

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District officials say they will seek more feedback about priorities with another survey, likely after Thanksgiving. 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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After more than two years of planning and renovation work, the Hoover school system’s Riverchase Career Connection Center is now open and running. Read more

High Schools

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But registration to ride buses is up 8 percent — by 664 students. Read more

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The 92,000-square-foot facility opens Aug. 8 with five academies covering health science, fire and emergency medical services, cyber innovation, skilled trades, and food and hospitality. Read more

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When the principal position at Simmons Middle School came open in May, 99 people applied for the job. Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy said there were a lot of qualified applicants, but one name rose to the top: Kevin Erwin. Read more

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Superintendent Kathy Murphy held off again on a recommendation for a policy against disruptive speech. Read more

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Families of 386 children were interested, but only 90 students could be accepted for five new pre-K classes. Read more

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Students are becoming too disconnected from instruction, Superintendent Kathy Murphy said. 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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More than 775 people had taken the Hoover Sun and 280 Living poll as of 3:30 p.m. June 3. Read more

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School officials are proposing a change to the code of conduct that allows school discipline for racist and sexist conduct or language, whether it occurs on campus, at home or online. Read more

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    Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy speaks during a public hearing for the district's proposed fiscal 2020 budget at the Farr Administration Building in Hoover, Alabama, on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019.

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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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    Vinny Chiaramonte, the lead teacher for the Cyber Innovation Academy at the Hoover school system's Riverchase Career Connection Center cuts the ribbon for his academy at the dedication ceremony for the center on Thursday Aug. 1, 2019.

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    The Hoover Fire Department donated this firefighting gear to the Fire and Emergency Services Academy at the Hoover school system's Riverchase Career Connection Center.

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    Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato and Councilman Casey Middlebrooks talk outside the fire engine bay that is part of the Fire and Emergency Services Academy at the Hoover school system's Riverchase Career Connection Center on Thursday Aug. 1, 2019.

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    The city of Hoover, Alabama, donated this reserve fire engine for the Fire and Emergency Services Academy at the Hoover school system's Riverchase Career Connection Center.

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