Pike Road

Alabama’s interim state superintendent says about 200 teacher positions in Montgomery will have to be eliminated in order to stabilize finances.

Al.com reports interim superintendent Ed Richardson also says Montgomery will need to outsource about 400 support jobs. He says the Alabama Education Association could have prevented those job cuts for Montgomery Public Schools if the group had not gone to court to block his plan to sell Georgia Washington Middle School to the town of Pike Road.

The city of Gulf Shores has hired its first school superintendent as part of the process of establishing an independent school district.

Former Pike Road schools superintendent Suzanne Freeman was hired as the interim superintendent for 180 days while officials search for a permanent replacement. Gulf Shores city school board president Kevin Corcoran says the hire was made to “remove a legal argument on whether a superintendent needs to be in place to move ahead with negotiations”.

The superintendent of Selma’s city school system has been placed on administrative leave for reportedly violating her contract.

The Selma Times-Journal reports Angela Mangum was suspended earlier this week after failing to notify Selma’s school board she was pursuing other employment opportunities.