At Wednesday’s K-12 state Board of Education meeting, state Superintendent Dr. Tommy Bice discussed his hiring of Elmore County Superintendent Dr. Jeff Langham and Hoover Superintendent Andy Craig for state Department of Education positions. Langham will become assistant superintendent for external and governmental affairs and Craig will be deputy superintendent for administrative and financial services.The men are filling two top-level vacancies that resulted when former Deputy Superintendent Dr. Eddie Johnson retired due to medical reasons and former Chief of Staff Dr. Craig Pouncey accepted the Jefferson County superintendency recently. Craig and Langham will begin their new jobs in January, according to news reports. | More For Your Information
Last Updated on Friday, 14 November 2014 20:38
The Alabama Association of School Boards is excited to announce its Dec. 3-6 Annual Convention, Orientation and Delegate Assembly at The Hyatt Regency Birmingham-The Wynfrey Hotel. This year's theme is Liberating Genius. AASB's 2014 Annual Convention will feature an agenda filled with inspiring, practical and informative clinic sessions and uplifting general session speakers who will help your board stay focused on its primary goal –student achievement.
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Last Updated on Sunday, 16 November 2014 23:03
Many children rely on school cafeterias for their most nutritious meal of the day. In some cases, this may be the only meal a child receives. Backpack programs provide a food filled backpack with a weekend supply of nutritious food for schoolchildren. The Alabama Association of School Boards will be collecting not-perishable food items, backpacks and tax deductible monetary donations at its 2014 Annual Convention & Orientation Dec. 3-6 at The Hyatt Regency Birmingham-The Wynfrey Hotel. Backpack program organizers will be on hand to answer questions about how your school can start a backpack program. Learn more about your area food banks' backpack programs and other charitable services.
Last Updated on Thursday, 13 November 2014 16:18
The Alabama Association of School Boards offers courses in the new School Board U portal for online school board training. The courses are designed to help school board members comply with the School Board Governance Improvement Act of 2012 that targets school board effectiveness. Now school board members have 24/7 access to affordable AASB courses on such topics as technology trends in learning; students' rights; the board's role in personnel hearings; the key work of school boards; school board member orientation on effective boards and relationships; and school board member orientation on board roles and responsibilities. Just register and take the course at your own pace. Complete the course to earn credit. | Course Catalog | Governance Act/Board Training Requirements and Resources
Last Updated on Monday, 04 August 2014 20:26
Nelson v. Megginson, 2014 WL 4851504 (Ala. Sept. 30, 2014): In this case, several probationary teachers and classified employees sued the board claiming that they were improperly terminated or nonrenewed following a May 2008 RIF and that the board failed to recall them in 2009 as required by the RIF policy. The recall claim was presented as a breach of contract claim. | More
Last Updated on Thursday, 06 November 2014 23:20
School systems in Alabama may submit applications proposing innovative academic or instructional strategies to ultimately improve student outcomes or request flexibility (including budgetary flexibility) from existing state Department of Education administrative rules and certain legislative statutes or policies. The Innovation Zone/Flexibility application, which includes the steps that must be taken to gain approval, must be submitted to the SDE. | View Existing Zones | How to Apply
Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 20:30