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Logging, budget amendments discussed at work session Wednesday, 15 August 2018 17:26

Several items were discussed at last week’s Scottsboro City Council  work session.

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Main Street Resource team visits Scottsboro Thursday, 09 August 2018 19:24

The Main Street Scottsboro Resource Team recently visited Scottsboro.

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Proposed Bellefonte completion briefing Thursday, 02 August 2018 13:30

Monday morning SNC-Lavalin along with developer Nuclear Development, LLC briefed Jackson County officials, industrial partners  and news media on the proposed plan to complete Bellefonte Nuclear Plant.

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The 2017-2018 academic year brings new attendance procedures to Scottsboro City Schools.


Scottsboro City School’s administrative team hopes to positively affect school attendance rates through publicizing and enforcing the revised attendance procedures. A complete listing of the attendance procedures can be viewed on the Scottsboro City Schools’ website, student handbooks, and code of conduct.
The primary changes are:
• Parent/Guardian notes are for personal illness of the student only and are limited to four per semester. If students are out more than two consecutive days, a doctor’s note is required.
• Principal permission: Communicate with the building principal before any absence other than the personal illness of the student.
•  Excuses: Submit all excuses in writing within 3 days of the student returning to school. The note (parent, doctor, legal, etc) must have the student’s name, date of the absence, reason for the absence, and signature of the person writing the note. (i.e. parent, doctor, court liaison) Any absence without a note within 3 days will be deemed unexcused.• Make-up work: Students are permitted to make-up work when absent from school, but it is the responsibility of the student and/or guardian to contact the teacher for missed assignments. Student have 5 days to make up any missed work.
•  Truancy: A student is considered truant from school, and consequently in violation of state law and the Board’s attendance policy, upon the accumulation of an unexcused absence. Scottsboro City Schools will take truancy action with a letter upon 3 unexcused absences, a meeting at 5 unexcused absences, and a complaint filed with juvenile court at 7 unexcused absences.
Parents can help students by:
1. Making school a daily priority;
2. Arrive on time;
3. Communicate with school administrators before attendance issues arise.
For any questions regarding attendance, please contact Alicia Bell, Scottsboro City Schools Attendance Officer, at 256-218-2145 or the principal at each school.

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