Dr. Brooks said there is damage to the eastern wing of the school, and it can’t be occupied. That area will be closed off to students and staff but there is classroom space in other parts of the building that will be used.
Hoover City School leaders are expected to restart the superintendent search after deciding not to move forward with any candidates in the most recent search. Some parents say they’re okay with waiting a little longer for a permanent leader.
“Alabama schools, for the most part, are setting the example for the rest of the nation, because the majority of our students and teachers are back in the classroom. These latest guidelines from the CDC make the return to the classroom even easier for our schools."
Within the last year, the district has hired a mental health director to coordinate and expand mental health services. This position was created to ensure that all students in the Jefferson County School System are provided with the social and emotional support necessary for them to be successful.
Superintendent Dr. Dennis Willingham said April is the testing month and they want to make sure students don’t miss any tests in case they have to quarantine after exposure to COVID-19, and masks limit the risk of that.
Also, because of declining COVID-19 cases and more people being vaccinated, the ACCS anticipates all community college campuses in the state will resume normal, on-campus operations for the Fall 2021 semester.