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Birmingham City Council to Sit Down with New School Superintendent and School Board Members to Discuss Their Needs for the Upcoming School Year

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                               Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Contact: Brittany Sharp

Phone: 205-254-2036

brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov

BIRMINGHAM, AL– As Birmingham City Councilors look to vote on a new fiscal year budget, one topic at the head of their agenda are the needs for students within their school system. To get a better understanding of where funding is most crucial councilors will sit down with the new superintendent as well as school board leaders to discuss ways in which they can help as students prepare for a new school year. School board members have specifically discussed their need for funding items such as of community schools, and police officers for athletic events. Councilors hope that their discussion with school board members will provide them with more insight on why additional funding is needed.

“The education of our students within Birmingham City Schools is a top priority for my colleagues and I and we are committed at looking at ways that we can continually enhance the educational experience for our students,” Council President Johnathan Austin said. “We look forward to continuing our dialogue with school board members to ensure that their needs are addressed ”

What: Birmingham City Councilors to Meet with Birmingham School Board

When: Wednesday, July 14, 2015 at 4 p.m.

Where: City Hall, 3rd Floor in Conference Rooms D & E

For more information, please contact Birmingham City Council Director of Public Information Officer Brittany Sharp at (205) 721–5369 or brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov.