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Rocky Ridge school bus 8-14-19

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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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pre-k boy with school bus

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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 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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Monique Lin-Luse 3-14-19

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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 school board 2-4-19 (1)

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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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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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Kathy Murphy 11-15-18 (2)

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The new Riverchase Career Connection Center will help fulfill that mission, Superintendent Kathy Murphy told the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce. Read more

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Hoover school board 9-13-18

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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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Hoover City Schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy has been named District V Superintendent of the Year. Read more

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Hoover school board 10-2-18 (1)

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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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Riverchase Career Center 12-19-17

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Stone Building was the lowest of three bidders for the project, which is slated for completion by the end of June 2019. Read more

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Hoover back to school 2018 (1)

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Superintendent Kathy Murphy encouraged faculty to build on the vision of those who started the system. Read more

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  • RC3 8-1-19

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    RC3 8-1-19

    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.

  • RC3 8-1-19

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    RC3 8-1-19

    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.

  • RC3 8-1-19

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    RC3 8-1-19

    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.

  • Hoover Service Club 2019 scholarships awards 9

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    Hoover Service Club 2019 scholarships awards 9

    The Hoover Service Club awarded a scholarship to Hoover High student Danah Dib at the Hoover Country Club on Thursday, May 9, 2019. Pictured, from left, are Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy, Danah Dib, Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato and Hoover Service Club 2018-19 President Elaine Thompson.

  • Hoover Service Club 2019 scholarships awards 20

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    Hoover Service Club 2019 scholarships awards 20

    The Hoover Service Club gave Bumpus Middle School student Dominic Renda an award for outstanding academic performance and fellow student Ava Slocum an award for outstanding citizenship at the Hoover Country Club on Thursday, May 9, 2019. Pictured here are, from left, Bumpus counselor Nita Keith, Bumpus Principal Tamala Maddox, Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato, Dominic Renda, Ava Slocum, Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy and Bumpus Assistant Principal Sean Colosimo.

  • Hoover Service Club 2019 scholarships awards 18

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    Hoover Service Club 2019 scholarships awards 18

    The Hoover Service Club gave Berry Middle School student Richard Wright an award for outstanding academic performance and fellow student Ryan McKern an award for outstanding citizenship at the Hoover Country Club on Thursday, May 9, 2019. Pictured from left are Berry Assistant Principal Kari Tibbs, Richard Wright, Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato, Ryan McKern, Berry counselor Ericka Leonard and Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy.

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