Our goal is to optimize the space we have as much as possible. It is always more efficient to make best use of our existing spaces rather than spend millions of dollars on a new school facility. Our schools are well-maintained and have many years of life left in them.
Most students adapt very well and very quickly to a new school environment. Past experience has shown that students, for the most part, flourish in these situations if the adults make the experience as positive as possible.
We solicit input from parents, school leaders, community leaders and employees with regard to rezoning proposals. This rezoning effort, like all others we have experienced since the school system’s inception, must be approved by the United States Federal Court, Northern District of Alabama, and meet the approval of the United States Department of Justice (D.O.J.) and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
Hoover City Schools, which formed its own school system in 1987 independent of the Jefferson County Board of Education, inherited Jefferson County’s federal desegregation court order. That court order directs school systems to maintain equity in services. Any effort affecting a significant swath of the student/parent/community population must be approved by the Court and any party affiliated with the 1965 Stout case.
We solicit input from parents, school leaders, community leaders and employees with regard to rezoning proposals. This rezoning effort, like all others we have experienced since the school system’s inception, must be approved by the United States Federal Court, Northern District of Alabama, as well as the United States Department of Justice (D.O.J.) and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
Simply put, having Unitary Status means that school systems have proven to the Court that they do not operate segregated schools. School systems may acquire Unitary Status if they can equitably meet six Green Factors: 1) student assignment; 2) faculty assignment; 3) staff assignment; 4) facilities and resources; 5) transportation; and 6) extracurricular activities, school clubs, and organizations. The Hoover City Board of Education is seeking Unitary Status for our school system in conjunction with current rezoning efforts, though it could be years before that status is granted.
We are seeking Unitary Status for the school system in conjunction with our current rezoning efforts. We are working closely with Department of Justice and other parties in order to achieve Unitary Status, though we do not know an exact date when the Court may grant this for our school system.
School systems are unique from a business model persepctive in that they have limited opportunities to increase revenue. New revenue streams generally come from new tax increases (property, sales) or increases in city, state and/or federal allocations.
School systems must be responsive to changes in revenue streams. Revenue streams for Alabama school systems may include any combination of sales tax receipts, property tax receipts, state and federal allocations.
These data points are used in various software programs, including G.I.S. (Geographic Information Systems). Tracking such data allows the district to make best use of resources as rezoning processes are implemented.