State Superintendent of Education Set to Intervene in Selma City Schools

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By George McDonald

From the West Alabama Newsroom--  The State Board of Education will vote on whether to intervene in the Selma City School System at its next meeting.

State Superintendent of Education Tommy Bice met with Selma school officials to discuss the matter Wednesday morning in Montgomery.

The meeting lasted a little over an hour.
  
In a letter to Selma Superintendent Gerald Shirley, Bice said the purpose of the meeting was to share his reasons for the notice of proposed intervention -- and what he expects moving forward.
  
Shirley had this to say after the meeting.

"There were some things that were discussed that were not in the original plan. Selma City School System and the state department will work collaboratively to expedite some actions collaboratively and cooperatively," said Shirley.

A corrective action plan was submitted to the state by Selma City Schools in response to a state investigation that uncovered academic and sexual misconduct in the school system.
     
The next meeting of the state board is February 12th.



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