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Inside the Statehouse
By Steve Flowers We have unbelievable natural resources in Alabama starting with the Tennessee Valley and transcending to the beautiful white sands at Gulf Shores. Many of our natural resources have been exploited over the years. The prime example would be the exploitation of our rich vaults of iron ore discovered in Jefferson County in the early 20th Century. It created the city of Birmingham, the Steel City of the…
BOE approves personnel recommendations
The Escambia County Board of Education approved the following personnel recommendations by Superintendent John Knott at the regular meeting Thursday, February 23. Leave of absence 1. Andrea Salter, teacher, W.S. Neal Middle School, leave of absence, effective January 3, 2017 through February 10, 2017 2. Megan Moye, teacher, W.S. Neal Elementary School, leave of absence, effective ½ day January 17, 2017 3. Cheyanne Wilson, teacher, Rachel Patterson Elementary School, maternity…
Celebrating Black History at RPES
Students at Rachel Patterson Elementary School presented their annual Black History program Friday, February 24 – African American History is American History. LaToria Ingram served as mistress of ceremony, and DeAndre Austin served as master of ceremony. Ushers were Jadarian Bowens and Harmoni Lewis. Following the welcome by Interim Principal Sandra Reid, students Roosevelt Jefferson and Nicholas Warren led in the Pledge of Allegiance. Presentations included * “The Drinking Gourd”…
ACM Stars
A.C. Moore Elementary School’s Star Students for February were named on Friday, February 24. They are, from left, front, Tonia Richardson, Jaylen Young, Tavion Marshall, Demyia Munlyn, Charlie Crook, Ronta Watson, and Aryanna Nichols; back, Allyana Tucker, Alaysia Lambert, Kameria Parker, Braleigh Lambert, Isaac Manzano, Ke’Avion Cannon, and Rihanna Williams.
Questions mount about $536,000 contract
By Larry Lee The Legislative Contract Review Committee recently put a hold on a $536,000 contact between the state department of education and Class Measures, Inc. of Massachusetts. Legislators want more information as to what this contract is all about. In the meantime, Decatur Daily reporter Mary Sell has continued to look at what is going on, as reported here. She states: “State Superintendent Michael Sentance communicated with the education consulting…