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Selma City School System Starts New School Year

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Today was the first day of school for students in the Selma City School District. Superintendent Avis Williams says the first day of school had a few challenges. She said that’s to be expected — under the circumstances. The first nine weeks of the school year will completely virtual. “The thing about it that we…

Selma City Schools Gearing up for New School Year

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Selma City Schools is set to reopen in less than two weeks. Teachers are already back on the job — while students report back later this month. Superintendent Dr. Avis Williams says the district is preparing for a school year — like no other. The first nine weeks of the school year will be virtual…

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…

Sales Tax Revenue Provides Technology, Improvements

There are more than 1,700 students in the Andalusia City School system. Every student in grades K-12 will have access to an electronic device in the upcoming school year. The technology will be paid for by the city’s half cent sales tax, which has been in effect for six years. The revenue from the tax is used exclusively for education….

Wall Collapse Injures 5 Football Players at Pike County High School

Photo by Randy Fielding, via The Mountain Eagle Five high school football players from Oakman High School are recovering after a wall collapsed onto them at Pike County High School. According to Pike County Schools Superintendent, Dr. Mark Bazell, it happened in the visiting team’s locker room.  The wall is described as A 15 foot long, 6 foot high modesty wall….

Troy City Schools Aiming for Improvements

School faculty and staff are always looking to improve their academics. Thursday was the beginning of the school year for Troy City Schools and Pike Liberal Arts, and improvement is what both school systems are striving for. Superintendent Lee Hicks for Troy City Schools says extracurricular activities have led his students to excel. “I feel like we’ve been able to…

Alabama State School Board to Choose Next Superintendent

Alabama State Board of Education members will choose the state’s next superintendent of education Friday. Board members will interview the four finalists Friday in Montgomery to pick the next head of Alabama’s education system. The finalists are Jefferson County Superintendent Craig Pouncey, Hoover City Schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy, Superintendent Association of Alabama Executive Director Eric Mackey and former Texas Education…

Search For State Education Superintendent Nearing Final Decission

The search for a new state superintendent is almost complete, and state board members say their expectations are high. “Moving forward we really need someone who can just set a vision as well as manage” said board member Mary Scott Hunter. Board members are seeking a replacement for former superintendent Michael Sentance, who resigned last September. Many Montgomery School Board…

Montgomery School Board Chooses Interim Superintendent

The Montgomery County School Board has selected Ann Moore as interim superintendent of Montgomery Public Schools. Moore is the former superintendent of Huntsville City Schools. The board interviewed Moore and Larry Dichiara in a special meeting today. Dichiara is the former superintendent of Phenix City Schools, and the head of the state intervention of Selma City Schools. The board recently…

Crenshaw Co. Schools Cancels Classes a Second Day Following Veiled Threat

Crenshaw County Schools announced on its Facebook page Tuesday evening that classes would be canceled a second day on Oct. 4 to give authorities more time to investigate an unspecified threat against the district. The FBI is heading up the investigation and so far, no arrests have been made. Crenshaw County School Superintendent, Dr. Boyd English says  “we were notified by…