Perry County Schools

New Superintendent Takes Over Leadership of Perry Co. Schools

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The Perry County School District has a new superintendent. Dr. Marcia Smiley took the reins at the school district July 1st. Smiley is no stranger to Perry County Schools. Not only has she worked in the school district for the past 27 years — but she’s also a product of the district. It’s a background…

Long-time Perry Co. School Superintendent Set to Retire

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The Perry County School District — is in search of a new leader because long-time superintendent Dr. John Heard — is retiring at the end of the school year. Heard is one of the longest serving superintendents in the state of Alabama. He’s calling it quits after 17 as superintendent — and nearly 40 years…

Apple iPad Grant Aids Home Schooling Effort in Perry Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Public schools across the state are back in session. However, the COVID-19 outbreak has forced school districts to home-school students. Classes have resumed at Perry County Schools — although students will stay home while learning. “This is uncharted territory!” Superintendent Dr. John Heard says the Apple ConnectEd grant — awarded to the school district back…