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The city had $602 million in new construction in 2019, Mayor Frank Brocato said in his 2020 state-of-the-city speech. Read more

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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Some classrooms deemed unsafe and outdated are to be torn down, while the nearly 100-year-old part will be preserved and renovated.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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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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Kathy Murphy 6-4-19

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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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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

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But registration to ride buses is up 8 percent — by 664 students. 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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Kathy Murphy 5-9-19

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However, a proposed change would allow school officials to administer discipline when racist, sexist or other disparaging off-campus remarks substantially impact the school environment. 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 has been with the Hoover school system for 16 years, nearly six years as accounting director. 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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Spain Park High School

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The classroom discussions were prompted by a video of Hoover and Spain Park high school students making racist and anti-Semitic comments. 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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    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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    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 schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy checks out food offered by Merk's Tavern & Kitchen at the 2019 Taste of Hoover fundraiser at Aldridge Gardens in Hoover, Alabama, on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019.

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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 schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy addresses the crowd at the dedication ceremony for the Hoover school system's Riverchase Career Connection Center on Thursday Aug. 1, 2019.

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