Anniston schools continue to work toward rebuilding the required one-month reserve, which dipped below the state-mandated level in 2014, according to the audit firm, following a mistake that resulted in an approximately $450,000 deficit for the system and a period of declining enrollment. 

School system officials said the policies have been in place for years, but just needed some rewording and a few clarifications to correspond with recent federal education changes. The Jacksonville Board of Education approved the policy updates during its regular Monday meeting.

Oxford High School, Jacksonville High School and the Donoho School in Anniston all had students win awards in dramatic and or musical competitions during the annual Walter Trumbauer Secondary Theatre Festival at the University of North Alabama in Florence on Saturday.

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