A.C. Moore Elementary School

Bolden: 4th-graders separated, but equal
Deborah Bolden was hired just prior to the beginning of last year’s school term and tasked with re-establishing a culture of learning at Escambia County Middle School. One year into that effort, the Atmore native finds herself facing a new obstacle – a controversial influx of local fourth-graders who are being relocated to ECMS after the closing of A.C. Moore Elementary School. Bolden, who earned national acclaim for her work…
Plenty of room for students – No overcrowding for RP, ECMS
The Escambia County Board of Education voted June 29 to move ahead with the consolidation of A.C. Moore Elementary with Rachel Patterson Elementary and Escambia County Middle schools. Immediately, some people started criticizing the action due to the overcrowding that was sure to follow such a move. Depending on who you talk to, you might hear, “I don’t know what that Board was thinking, forcing overcrowding at the middle school.”…
BOE votes to consolidate – ACM students going to RPES and ECMS (UPDATED 7-3-17)
After months of consideration, the Escambia County Board of Education voted in a called meeting Thursday, June 29, to consolidate A.C. Moore Elementary with Rachel Patterson Elementary School and Escambia County Middle School. After much discussion at the table Thursday, Chairman Willie J. Grissett called for a roll call vote. Board members Kevin Hoomes, Coleman Wallace, Danny Benjamin, Mike Edwards and W.J. Grissett voted yes for the consolidation. David Nolin…
Consolidation vote passed – UPDATED 6/30/17
The Escambia County Board of Education voted in a special meeting Thursday morning to consolidate A.C. Moore Elementary School with Rachel Patterson Elementary and Escambia County Middle School. Board member Cindy Jackson was absent. The vote was 5 “yes” with board member David Nolin casting the only “no” vote. Pre-K and 3rd grade will attend Rachel Patterson, and the 4th grade will attend the middle school. The consolidation takes place…