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New School Superintendent Chosen in Dallas Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The Dallas County Board of Education has chosen the next superintendent — who’ll lead the Dallas County school district. The hire marks the first-time in recent memory — that the school board went outside of the district — to find a leader. The school board selected — Mr. Anthony Sampson as superintendent. Sampson is currently…

More money for superintendent? Business community to back MPS superintendent search

Montgomery Public Schools is searching for a new superintendent, and some in the business community say they are willing to pay up to get the right person. The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce has asked to have input in the superintendent appointment process as they say it is the most important economic decision the city is facing right now.

Shots Fired into Home of Dallas Co. School Superintendent

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The Dallas County Sheriff’s office is investigating a shooting at the home of the Dallas County School Superintendent. “This is alarming!” Sheriff Mike Granthum says unknown suspects — drove by the home of Dallas County School Superintendent Hattie Shelton Tuesday night in Valley Grande — and fired eight shots into her house. Video from home…

Autauga County BOE Names New Superintendent

The Autauga County School Board has selected a new superintendent. School board member Mark Hindman confirmed to Alabama News Network that Timothy Tidmore will be taking over after Spence Agee leaves at the end of the year. Tidmore comes from the Albertsville City School District where he is currently the Deputy Superintendent for Federal Programs and Student Services. The board…

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….