[Source: The Tuscaloosa News]

At a Wednesday Zoom meeting sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, representatives from Tuscaloosa city and county school systems clarified plans for Aug. 20 reopenings, reiterating the refrain that flexibility remains key, during the pandemic.

Prefacing the “Our Schools: Recovery and Reopening” meeting, which drew numerous questions and comments from those viewing, Chamber President and CEO Jim Page noted tough calls had to be made, and that no matter which way choices went, leaders are “damned if they do, damned if they don’t.”

A video recording is available for viewing on the Chamber’s Facebook page.

Superintendent for the Tuscaloosa City Schools Mike J. Daria spoke further about results of Tuesday night’s meeting, at which the city school board voted 6-2 to open with virtual-only education for at least its first nine weeks.

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[Source: The Tuscaloosa News]

Keri Johnson currently serves as coordinator of Secondary Education and Exceptional Education for the Alabaster School System.

The Tuscaloosa County School Board has chosen an administrator with Alabaster City Schools to serve as the next superintendent.

The board voted Monday to extend an offer to Keri Johnson, who currently serves as coordinator of Secondary Education and Exceptional Education for the Alabaster system in Shelby County. The offer is contingent upon the board reaching a contract agreement.

She would replace Walter Davie, who announced his plans to retire earlier this year, but agreed to remain indefinitely as the system navigates complications from the coronavirus.

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During this challenging time, we are still supporting the Tuscaloosa City and County Schools and would love for you to be a part of that support.

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Reach out via text, social media, or through other media platforms to teachers, principals, district leaders, CNP staff, custodians, and bus drivers and board of education to offer praise, encouragement and gratitude.


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