Eagle Pointer 06.01.2013
EAGLE POINTER 5/26/2013 - 6/1/2013
County schools may see decreased funding due to new law
Local educators are still waiting to see what effect the Alabama Affordability Act will have on their schools.While several local private schools have not received any feedback about the law, the Shelby County School System expects to see reduced funding because of it. The law, which was passed by the state Legislature in late February, gives tax credits to parents who want to transfer their child from a failing school to a private or non-failing public school. It also allows businesses and individuals to “donate to a ‘nonprofit scholarship granting organization’ that provides scholarships” for students to transfer from a failing school, according to the Alabama House Republicans’ website. In late May, the Legislature voted down a request by Gov. Robert Bentley to implement a two-year delay before the tax credits take effect. Shelby County Schools Superintendent Randy Fuller said much is still unknown about the law, but he expects it to decrease the county school system’s budget. The complete article may be found at http://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/2013/05/28/county-schools-may-see-decreased-funding-due-to-new-law/.
Hearing on Pelham school study is Monday night
Pelham will hold the first of multiple public hearings on the city’s school system feasibility study on Monday, June 3 at the Pelham Municipal Courthouse. The public hearing will be held during the Pelham City Council’s meeting, which is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the courthouse, which is at 32 Philip Davis St. During the hearing, Dr. Ira Harvey with the Decision Resources firm will present the results of the company’s Pelham school system feasibility study. “Honestly, I hope we have a huge crowd there that night,” said City Council President Rick Hayes, noting the city will hold at least one more public hearing after the June 3 hearing. “The presentation will take about 30 or 45 minutes, and then the council will have a chance to ask questions. After that, we will open the floor to the public.” In late March, the council agreed to pay the Decision Resources firm $30,000 to conduct the Pelham city school feasibility study. According to the resolution passed by the council, the study will “assess the financial resources that would be available to fund a separate school system for the city of Pelham.” Complete article at http://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/2013/05/30/hearing-on-pelham-school-study-is-monday-night/.
Neighbor to Neighbor
Moving Sale - Saturday, June 1 - 7 am till 2 pm.
Furniture, tools, computer equipment, printer, bedding, linens, rugs, toys, games, books, clothes, shoes, dishes, knick knacks.
Free to a loving family: Ryder is a male lab mix, 2 years old, and a rescue from the 2011 Tuscaloosa tornadoes. He has been neutered and shots are up-to-date. He is smaller than a typical Lab – very loving, doesn’t bark a lot. Downsizing to a smaller home, so no longer able to keep him; if interested or need more information, please ..........
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Eagle Point Businesses
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Thank you to everyone in Eagle Point who has used the services of Washed Pressure Washing, a locally owned pressure washing business. If you have any pressure washing needs please contact us at 202-9274 or email@example.com. We offer free quotes and superior service. Thank you again to everyone who has chosen Washed Pressure Washing over the past 2 years!
Envirocare Pest and Lawn Services
Envirocare Pest and Lawn Services now offers our much needed mosquito control! If interested, please call Kevin Wedgworth, an Eagle Point resident, at 447~9394 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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