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Commission tables DHR lease Thursday, 13 December 2018 17:50

Several items were discussed and approved  at the recent Jackson County Commission meeting.

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Jingle Bell Square Events Tuesday, 27 November 2018 21:43

The 2nd Annual Jingle Bell Trail, circling the Jackson County Square is preparing to open.

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PENV still interested in Bellefonte site Tuesday, 13 November 2018 20:42

            Mr. Michael Dooley, managing partner and chief engineer of Phoenix Energy of Nevada,LLC (PENV), says, “There are other better, less expensive, safer, less toxic waste polluting, cleaner and more financially viable options for the expansion, build out / build up, completion and use of the TVA Bellefonte Site than to try to complete this Property Site as a 2019 state of the art design and codes compliant nuclear powered electric power generation plant facility.”

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The Jackson County Board of Education and the Scottsboro Board of Education received their report cards from the State of Alabama last week.

The grades are based off of the following accountability indicators: Academic Achievement which is determined based on the percentage of proficient students in the areas  of reading and math; Academic Growth, determined based on individual students who demonstrate improvement in reading and math; Graduation rate, determined based on the percentage of high school students who graduate within four or five years of first entering the 9th grade; College and Career Readiness, determined based on the percentage of students in the four year cohort who meet at least one of the college and career ready indicators; and Chronic Absenteeism, based on the percentage of students having 15 or more absences in a given school year.
According to the report the Jackson County Board of Education received an overall grade of C. Of Jackson County’s 16 schools, Stevenson Middle School, Stevenson Elementary School, Paint Rock Valley  High School and North Jackson High School all received a score of D; Woodville High School, Rosalie Elementary, Hollywood Elementary School, Flat Rock Elementary, Bryant School and Bridgeport Middle School received a score of C. Bridgeport Elementary, Dutton Elementary, Macedonia School, Pisgah High School, Section High School and Skyline High School all scored a B.
Scottsboro City Board of Education received an overall grade of B. Thurston T. Nelson Elementary and Brownwood Elementary each received an A. Collins Intermediate and Scottsboro High School received a B.  Caldwell Elementary School and the Scottsboro Junior High each scored a C.
The full reports may be viewed online at http://ap.alsde.edu/accountability/EducationReportCard.

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