Shelby County schools


Another Alabama city is planning to form its own municipal school system.

Members of the Pelham City Council voted Monday night to establish their own board of education.

The move is the first step toward breaking away from Shelby County's school system and establishing a city school system.

Pelham council member Karyl Rice says the city has all the resources it needs to be a top school system in the state.

The decision comes just weeks after neighboring Alabaster began its first year of classes with a new city system.

School officials in Shelby County are reviewing their security plans after a deadly shooting spree in Connecticut.

Authorities said surveillance cameras will play a role in upcoming security improvements. ( ) reports that some schools in the county already have more than 30 such cameras.

Architects are also reviewing school entrances to make additional safety improvements.