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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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Sarah Finnegan

Superintendent Kathy Murphy said she hopes to have a replacement picked and in place by July 1. Read more

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Murphy's salary now will be $218,900, and she will get a $40,000 bonus if she stays employed with Hoover five years. Read more

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Kathy Murphy 12-14-17

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Board members Earl Cooper and Craig Kelley said the school district can't afford to lose Murphy and needs her for the long term. Read more

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Eric Mackey Kathy Murphy

Mackey photo is still shot from Alabama Department of Education video; Murphy photo by Jon Anderson

Mackey won over Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy and Jefferson County Superintendent Craig Pouncey. Read more

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Kathy Murphy 4-7-16

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The four finalists are to be interviewed on Friday, April 20. Read more

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Kathy Murphy 11-14-16

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The Alabama Board of Education is working to narrow the list to three finalists who will be brought in for interviews. Read more

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Kathy Murphy 12-12-17

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Murphy is one of 41 applicants who are seeking to lead the Alabama Department of Education. Seven semifinalists are to be named Friday. Read more

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Lexi Coon.

The next meeting will be held at Hoover High School on March 8 at 6 p.m. Read more

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Hoover school bus driver Mark Pierce

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"Thank God no children were on the bus at the time of the crash," Superintendent Kathy Murphy said. Read more

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  • Denim and Dining 2019 (17)

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    Denim and Dining 2019 (17)

    Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy, at left, State Rep. David Wheeler, R-Vestavia Hills, and Diane Wheeler were among about 250 people at the Denim & Dining fundraiser for the Hoover City Schools Foundation at Noah's Event Venue in Hoover, Alabama, on Friday, April 12, 2019.

  • Denim and Dining 2019 (10)

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    Denim and Dining 2019 (10)

    Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy thanks the Hoover City Schools Foundation and guests at the foundation's Denim & Dining fundraiser at Noah's Event Venue in Hoover, Alabama, on Friday, April 12, 2019.

  • Hoover school board 2-4-19 (2)

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    Hoover school board 2-4-19 (2)

    Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy and school board President Craig Kelley listen to a financial consultant talk about refinancing debt during a school board meeting on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019.

  • Hoover school board 2-4-19 (3)

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    Hoover school board 2-4-19 (3)

    Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy talks to the Hoover school board about refinancing debt during a school board meeting on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019.

  • Lisa Carey 12-17-18 (4)

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    Lisa Carey 12-17-18 (4)

    Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy, at left, gives a hug to Lisa Carey, an instructional support teacher at Hoover High School, after informing Carey that she is the Hoover school district's 2018-19 Secondary Teacher of the Year on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018.

  • Jason Gaston 11-15-18 (1)

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    Jason Gaston 11-15-18 (1)

    The Hoover school system named its media and public relations coordinator, Jason Gaston, second from left, as the 2018-19 Hoover City Schools Employee of the Year and recognized him at the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Hoover Country Club in Hoover, Alabama on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. Others shown with him here are chamber President Jerome Morgan Jr., at left, Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy and Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato.

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