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Birmingham Schools
1:49 pm
Sun March 3, 2013

Meetings Planned On Birmingham School Closures

The Birmingham school board is planning a series of community meetings before voting on a plan to close seven city schools.
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The Birmingham school board is planning a series of community meetings before it votes on a plan to close seven city schools.

TheĀ meetings have been scheduled for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. A state takeover of the school district's finances has resulted in a plan to save $8 million by shedding 133 jobs and closing seven schools.

Eleven other schools would be reconfigured, and a proposal for two schools to teach grades seven through 12 has already proven controversial with some school board members.

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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.
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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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Birmingham Schools
5:04 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Birmingham Schools to Consider Layoffs, Demotions

Birmingham's school board is set to consider proposals by a state intervention team to lay off or demote about 200 people and delay the start of school by three days.

The items are on the agenda for the board's Tuesday meeting.

The layoffs have been considered in the past, but the board rejected them June 26, leading to the Alabama Department of Education taking over the city school district the following day.

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