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Students are becoming too disconnected from instruction, Superintendent Kathy Murphy said. Read more

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The meeting likely will be in early July, Superintendent Kathy Murphy said. 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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A proposed change in the code of conduct would make it a class 3 (most serious) offense to engage in racist or sexist conduct or language, whether on or off campus. Read more

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Michele McCay 4-24-19 (2)

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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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Elementary schools will hold kindergarten enrollment from 4 to 6 p.m. to help plan staffing for next year. Read more

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Attorneys for the school system, NAACP and Justice Department shared an action plan Thursday night to meet desegregation goals. Read more

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The meeting will be Thursday, March 14, at Trace Crossings Elementary School. Read more

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Hoover school board 6-5-18

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Applicants must be Hoover residents and be willing to serve five years. Read more

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Tina Hancock 3-4-19

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Hancock is leaving Hoover to become the chief finance officer for Huntsville City Schools. Read more

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Riverchase Career Connection Center

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School officials say Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood failed to get Riverchase career center renovations started in a timely fashion. Read more

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Each year, a senior is selected from each of Hoover's two high schools, along with an employee of Hoover City Schools. Read more

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Thirty-three fourth and fifth grade students from Trace Crossings Elementary School traveled to Montgomery on Feb. 7 to sing as a part of Alabama's bicentennial celebration. Read more

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The new debt would be combined with a much larger refinancing of debt. Read more

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Hoover High Paradigm Show Choir Jan 2019

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Students from Hoover's five middle and high schools are scheduled to perform at Spain Park High School. Read more

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The National Weather Service is predicting 2 to 3 inches of snow in central Alabama between midnight and noon Tuesday. Read more

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Hoover Helps

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Neighborhood Bridges is a technology-based system to connect local donors with families in need of clothes, food or household goods. Read more

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Berry Middle School addition proposal

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The 18-classroom addition still requires approval from the Hoover school board. Read more

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Hoover council 1-7-19

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Hoover school officials are seeking to raise the city's property taxes by 2.4 mills to benefit the school system. Read more

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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

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    Michele McCay 4-24-19 (2)

    Michele McCay, at left, shakes hands with Hoover school board member Amy Mudano after being appointed by the board as Hoover's new chief school financial officer on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

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    Michele McCay 4-24-19 (1)

    The Hoover Board of Education hired Michele McCay to be the school system's chief school financial officer on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

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    Karen Darroch, a technology coach for Hoover City Schools, at right, reacts to being informed that she has been chosen as the district's 2018-19 Elementary Teacher of the Year, on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. At left is Stacey Stocks, the principal at Greystone Elementary School, one of three schools where Darroch works.

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    Hoover school officials pose for a photo with technology coach Karen Darroch, second from left, after informing Darroch that she has been chosen as the school district's 2018-19 Elementary Teachr of the Year at Greystone Elementary School in Hoover, Alabama, on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Others in the photo, from left, are Greystone Elementary Principal Stacey Stocks, Superintendent Kathy Murphy, Greystone Assistant Principal Sherita Williams and Autumm Jeter, director of curriculum and instruction.

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    Hoover school officials pose for a photo with technology coach Karen Darroch, third from left on front row, after informing Darroch that she has been chosen as the school district's 2018-19 Elementary Teachr of the Year at Greystone Elementary School in Hoover, Alabama, on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.

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    Hoover school officials surprise technology coach Karen Darroch with the news that she has been chosen as the district's 2018-19 Elementary Teacher of the Year at Greystone Elementary School in Hoover, Alabama, on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.

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