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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

Bluff Park Elem demolition proposal

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Some classrooms deemed unsafe and outdated are to be torn down, while the nearly 100-year-old part will be preserved and renovated. Read more

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There is now one pre-K classroom at five schools, and officials are seeking grants to add six more pre-K classrooms, including at two new schools. Read more

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A pilot mentoring program already is operating in four Hoover schools and is set to be expanded to other schools. Read more

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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

News

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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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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

Schools

Bumpus Middle School salad bar 8-29-18

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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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Brooke Adams

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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

Schools

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

Schools

Trace Crossings Elementary

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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

Schools

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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

Schools

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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

Schools

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    Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato speaks with Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy after delivering his 2020 state-of-the-city speech at the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Alabama, on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020.

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    Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy is recognized during Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato's 2020 state-of-the-city speech at the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Alabama, on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020.

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    Shovels sit ready for the groundbreaking for a 13-classroom addition at Berry Middle School in Hoover, Alabama, on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019.

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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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    Shovels sit ready for the groundbreaking 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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