takeover http://apr.org en Meetings Planned On Birmingham School Closures http://apr.org/post/meetings-planned-birmingham-school-closures <p>The Birmingham school board is planning a series of community meetings before it votes on a plan to close seven city schools.</p><p>The&nbsp;meetings have been scheduled for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. A state takeover of the school district's finances has resulted in a plan to save $8 million by shedding 133 jobs and closing seven schools.</p><p>Eleven other schools would be reconfigured, and a proposal for two schools to teach grades seven through 12 has already proven controversial with some school board members.</p> Sun, 03 Mar 2013 19:49:38 +0000 The Associated Press 25998 at http://apr.org Meetings Planned On Birmingham School Closures Judge Rules Against Birmingham School Board http://apr.org/post/judge-rules-against-birmingham-school-board <p>A judge has ruled that the state Department of Education will remain in control of the Birmingham school system and Birmingham school Superintendent Craig Witherspoon will continue in his job.</p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 22:07:42 +0000 Associated Press 16197 at http://apr.org Judge Rules Against Birmingham School Board Birmingham Schools to Consider Layoffs, Demotions http://apr.org/post/birmingham-schools-consider-layoffs-demotions <p><font face="Arial">Birmingham&#39;s school board is set to consider proposals by a state intervention team to lay off or demote about 200 people and delay the start of school by three days.</font></p><p><font face="Arial">The items are on the agenda for the board&#39;s Tuesday meeting.</font></p><p><font face="Arial">The layoffs have been considered in the past, but the board rejected them June 26, leading to the Alabama Department of Education taking over the city school district the following day.</font></p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 22:04:10 +0000 Associated Press 14684 at http://apr.org Birmingham Schools to Consider Layoffs, Demotions