Tommy Bice

Business & Education
6:32 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Alabama Superintendent Accepts Contract Raise

Tommy Bice
Credit The Montgomery Advertiser

Alabama school Superintendent Tommy Bice says he's accepted a two-year contract extension that comes with a $52,000 raise.

Bice told al.com Thursday that the extension will enable him to be bolder in his work with the governor and Legislature.

Bice says he asked for the extension, but not the raise. The board approved it last week. It boosts Bice's annual salary to $250,000.

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Business & Education
6:23 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Education Board Offers Bice 2-year Contract, Raise

Tommy Bice
Credit The Montgomery Advertiser

The Alabama State Board of Education has offered Superintendent Tommy Bice a new two-year contract and a pay raise.

Al.com reports the board voted 6-2 on Wednesday to offer Bice a new contract, which would call for his $200,000 salary to be increased to $250,000.

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Business & Education
6:16 am
Fri May 23, 2014

SPLC Warns School Systems on Immigration

Tommy Bice
Credit The Montgomery Advertiser

The Southern Poverty Law Center has warned 96 Alabama school systems that they are violating federal guidelines by discouraging enrollment based on immigration status.

The group sent a letter to state schools Superintendent Tommy Bice. SPLC attorney Jay Singh said Thursday that all children have a right to attend public schools regardless of immigration status.

The letter asks Bice to ensure that all schools comply with federal mandates by the start of the 2014-15 school year.

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Altered Student Grades
5:16 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

State Team Investigating Grade Change Allegations

The Alabama Dept. of Education is looking into into allegations of mass grade changes at three public high schools in Montgomery.

A three-member investigative team appointed by the state Department of Education is looking into allegations of mass grade changes at three public high schools in Montgomery.

School Superintendent Barbara Thompson sought the department's help earlier this month after the Montgomery Advertiser reported that teachers who worked in Robert E. Lee, Jeff Davis and Sidney Lanier high schools said they witnessed or participated in the improper changing of hundreds of grades.

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Altered Student Grades
4:56 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

Ala. Education Department To Probe Grade Changing

The Alabama Department of Education will look into allegations of widespread grade changing in the Montgomery County public school system.

State Superintendent of Education Tommy Bice says his department will investigate allegations of widespread grade changing in the Montgomery County public school system.

Bice said on Friday that Montgomery Superintendent Barbara Thompson sought the department's help, and the investigation is beginning immediately.

Teachers who worked in Robert E. Lee, Jeff Davis and Sidney Lanier high schools in Montgomery said they witnessed or participated in the improper changing of hundreds of grades.

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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.
alsde.edu 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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Birmingham Schools Takeover
6:00 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Ala. Superintendent Bice outlines changes for Birmingham schools

State Superintendent of Education Tommy Bice says he intends for the state takeover of the Birmingham school system to end its reputation for being top heavy with administrators, and he will do that with or without with cooperation of the Birmingham school board.

The state Department of Education took over the system Wednesday after the Birmingham board failed to agree on a cost-cutting plan. The state Board of Education met Thursday to implement Bice's management plan.

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