The bills would make changes to the Alabama School Choice and Student Opportunity Act and allow for some local tax dollars to follow students to charter schools similar to how they would to any other school.
Legislation to create a new state agency to oversee the expansion and availability of high-speed broadband internet services throughout the state is close to final passage in the State House.
House Bill 93 as amended would let newer teachers in the state rollover each year their sick leave and get paid for unused days when they retire. Current Tier II teachers lose unused days each year.
Legislation in the Alabama Senate would give scholarships to students seeking to be STEM or special education teachers in Alabama if they agree to teach in rural areas.
The Alabama Senate on Tuesday voted to delay by two years the holdback requirement in the Alabama Literacy Act, despite opposition from some chamber leaders.
The St. Clair County Board of Education announced through its Facebook page its plans for mask requirements after Gov. Kay Ivey’s current mask mandate ends April 9. Each school system in Alabama is allowed to decide how it wants to proceed.
During a special called meeting March 30, the St. Clair County Board of Education discussed potential capital improvements across all county schools at an estimated $23 million.
Legislation in the Alabama State House would increase the allowable tax credit for individuals and corporations that donate to private school scholarships through the Alabama Accountability Act.
While K-12 schools, colleges and universities are expected to get more than $4 billion total between three rounds of federal COVID-19 relief, the Advancement and Technology Fund can be spent in ways the federal money can’t and is still critical to schools.
ODENVILLE — The St. Clair County Board of Education met for its regular meeting March 16. During the meeting, the board discussed plans to return to normal and how schools would address the learning loss experienced over the course of the pandemic.
Judging was held on Tuesday, March 2 to determine the all-county winners in the 2021 fourth-grade history fair sponsored by the St Clair Historical Society. Eleven St. Clair County and Pell City schools participated with 319 projects overall.
ODENVILLE -- In lieu of its field trips, conferences and guest speakers that were all cancelled last spring due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Odenville Middle School Student Government Association took the opportunity the pandemic presented to give back to their community.
RAGLAND — Every year, state representative Craig Lipscomb offers educators the opportunity to apply for Alabama Community Service Grants that fund educational resources needed in schools. This year, two teachers from Ragland Elementary received a grant.
Legislation advanced Wednesday to change how local tax dollars fund charter schools, a move proponents say is needed to make their funding more equal to that of traditional public schools.
A bill that would delay by three years the holdback requirement in the Alabama Literacy Act received unanimous support in the Senate Education Policy Committee Wednesday.
ODENVILLE -- The St. Clair County High School yearbook staff, The St. Clarion, won several awards at the 2021 Alabama Scholastic Press Association's state convention that was held virtually.
The squad is made up of seventh- and eighth-grade girls from Duran South Junior High and Duran North Junior High, respectively. The group competed in the state competition for the first time early this month.