Birmingham Board of Education

Birmingham Schools Closing
8:15 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Birmingham Board Approves Plan to Close Schools

People rally protesting the proposed closing of some Birmingham schools in Linn Park in Birmingham, Ala., Tuesday, March 12, 2013.
Mark Almond/

The Birmingham school board has approved a cost savings plan that calls for closing seven schools and laying off 90 employees.

WBRC-TV reports ( that 19 employees in the central office and 71 workers across the system will be laid off.

The schools that will be closed are Center Street Middle School; Councill K-5; Daniel Payne Middle School; Hemphill Pre-K-5; Lewis Elementary School; Norwood K-5; and North Roebuck Elementary School.

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Birmingham Schools Takeover
5:07 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Judge Rules Against Birmingham School Board

State Superintendent of Education Tommy Bice. Alabama Department of Education

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.

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