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Council approves funding for Birmingham City Schools

PRESS RELEASE                                                             Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Contact: Chiara Perry

Phone: 205-254-2036

Cell: 205-383-8432

chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov

BIRMINGHAM, AL– The Birmingham City Council passed an item on today’s agenda that will provide $35,000 to building maintenance and equipment for six Birmingham City Schools. The funding for the projects is coming from the District 6 Discretionary Fund.

The item reads as follows:

A Resolution approving and authorizing the Mayor to execute an Agreement with the Birmingham Board of Education (BOE), pursuant to §16-11-9.1, Code of Alabama 1975, under which the BOE will provide assistance with building maintenance and equipment during the 2018- 2019 school year in the amount of $35,000.00, consistent with the BOE’s authority, as follows: Wenonah High School in the amount of $5,000.00, Parker High School in the amount of $10,000.00, Booker T. Washington K-8 in the amount of $5,000.00, Hemphill Elementary in the amount of $5,000.00, Arrington Middle School in the amount of $5,000.00, and Glen Iris Elementary in the amount of $5,000.00, said funding to come from the District 6 Discretionary Fund. (Submitted by the City Attorney) (Recommended by the Mayor and the Public Improvements Committee)**

“Improving the schools for all our students is something that I care deeply about,” Councilor Sheila Tyson said. “I can’t think of anything more important to spend this money on, especially since so many of our schools are in need of repairs. Our students in Birmingham deserve the best and hopefully this contribution will put us on that path.”

This press release was written by Cody Owens, Public Information Officer, for the Birmingham City Council. For media inquiries please contact Chiara Perry, Interim Director of Public Information, at 205.383.8432.