Alabama Association of School Boards

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9:20 am
Fri June 5, 2015

Bentley Vetoes General Fund Budget, Moon Rock in Mobile

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley

Gov. Robert Bentley has vetoed an austere General Fund budget that included massive cuts for state agencies across the board.

Bentley says the budget approved by lawmakers last night is unworkable and would seriously hurt the people of Alabama. He vows to bring lawmakers back into special session this summer to come up with a new solution.

The budget would have cut $200 million from state agencies after lawmakers failed to agree on tax increases or any new sources of revenue.

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Tuscaloosa Co. Superintendent
7:34 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Finalists Vie for Superintendent in Tuscaloosa Co.

Elizabeth Swinford, superintendent of the Vicksburg Warren School District in Mississippi, is one of 5 finalists for Tuscaloosa County superintendent.
vwsd.k12.ms.us Vicksburg Warren School District

Tuscaloosa County school board members plan to interview five finalists for superintendent by next week.

Kendy Behrends, a consultant with the Alabama Association of School Boards, which conducted the search, identified the finalists at Monday's school board meeting.

The Tuscaloosa News reports (http://bit.ly/10unlZ1) that finalists include:

—Walter Davie, the deputy superintendent of the Tuscaloosa County School System.

—Valya Lee, an executive consultant for EducTrax who has been superintendent of Twiggs County Schools in Georgia.

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