court http://apr.org en Judge Orders Birmingham to Cooperate with the State http://apr.org/post/judge-orders-birmingham-cooperate-state <p>MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP)</p><p>A Jefferson County Circuit judge has ordered Birmingham school officials to not interfere with the state school board&#39;s efforts to take over the finances of the city&#39;s schools.</p><p>After a hearing on Friday, Circuit Judge Elisabeth French ordered school board members not to interfere with decisions of state Superintendent Tommy Bice to ensure city schools open for the fall in a timely manner. The judge also ordered board members to make sure Bice and his staff have access to school system records and computers.</p> Sat, 21 Jul 2012 12:06:07 +0000 Associated Press 14960 at http://apr.org Judge Orders Birmingham to Cooperate with the State