Shelby County schools http://apr.org en Pelham Council Votes To Form New School System http://apr.org/post/pelham-council-votes-form-new-school-system <p></p><p>Another Alabama city is planning to form its own municipal school system.</p><p>Members of the Pelham City Council voted Monday night to establish their own board of education.</p><p>The move is the first step toward breaking away from Shelby County's school system and establishing a city school system.</p><p>Pelham council member Karyl Rice says the city has all the resources it needs to be a top school system in the state.</p><p>The decision comes just weeks after neighboring Alabaster began its first year of classes with a new city system.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 21:43:42 +0000 The Associated Press 37631 at http://apr.org Pelham Council Votes To Form New School System Shelby County Reviewing School Safety Plans http://apr.org/post/shelby-county-reviewing-school-safety-plans <P>School officials in Shelby County are reviewing their security plans after a deadly shooting spree in Connecticut.</P> <P>Authorities said surveillance cameras will play a role in upcoming security improvements. Al.com (http://bit.ly/SbcjZW ) reports that some schools in the county already have more than 30 such cameras.</P> <P>Architects are also reviewing school entrances to make additional safety improvements.</P> <P>School officials met this week with Shelby County Sheriff Chris Curry, Shelby County Commissioner Mike Vest and state Sens. Sun, 06 Jan 2013 00:27:41 +0000 The Associated Press 22846 at http://apr.org Shelby County Reviewing School Safety Plans