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Courtesy of Homewood City Schools

See the list of projects, budget and timeline for accommodating Homewood City Schools' expected growth over the next 10 years. more

Oct 26, 2017 8:13 PM Schools


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Investments in future by students, Samford University go hand in hand. more

Apr 25, 2017 10:00 AM Schools

Task force meeting

Sydney Cromwell

The city council will discuss the recommendation at its next meeting. more

Mar 16, 2017 5:42 PM News

Task force meeting

Sydney Cromwell

The task force interviewed three candidate companies on March 2. more

Mar 13, 2017 4:03 PM News

Project manager presentations

Sydney Cromwell

The selected firm will be responsible for demographics analysis and oversight of the schools, parks and public safety projects to be funded from the bond. more

Mar 2, 2017 9:04 PM News 1 Comments

Community Bond Meeting

Sydney Cromwell

Since the first public meeting in December, the city has assembled a 12-person task force of council, school board, police and parks employees. The task force put together a request for proposals for a project manager to direct the use of the bond. more

Jan 30, 2017 9:10 PM News

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Sydney Cromwell

In early January, the district website will have a signup form for the strategic plan “action teams.” Any Homewood resident or HCS employee can view proposed strategies and sign up for a team. more

Dec 28, 2016 4:07 PM Schools

$110 million bond work session

Sydney Cromwell

A second work session on the bond, which will be used to fund schools, parks and public safety projects, is scheduled for Jan. 30 at 5 p.m. more

Dec 19, 2016 9:16 PM News

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Sydney Cromwell

Council President Bruce Limbaugh and Ward 5 Representative Peter Wright discuss the sales tax increase, bond money allocation, transparency, timeline for approving the bond and more. more

Dec 2, 2016 3:06 PM News

School system funding

Sydney Cromwell

Every resident who spoke at the city council meeting opposed the increase without further study. more

Oct 24, 2016 9:04 PM News 1 Comments

Homewood schools and parks loan

Sydney Cromwell

The debt payments would be paid through a one-cent sales tax increase. more

Oct 17, 2016 8:24 PM News

Fire department

Sydney Cromwell

GianMarcos owner Giani Respinto has offered to buy the city-owned lot at 165 Oxmoor Road to build a new restaurant called Pizzeria GM. more

Oct 10, 2016 8:53 PM News

Homewood City Schools Foundation

Frank Couch

This spring’s Homewood City Schools Foundation grants total $36,000 and will be divided between all five schools in the system. more

Mar 23, 2016 4:42 PM Schools 1 Comments

Enhancement fund

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For Stacy Flippen, being aware of the gap in Homewood City Schools funding wasn’t enough. When she learned that the schools, especially the high school, are not always able to find funding for technology and teacher enrichment, she decided to help. more

Dec 21, 2015 11:28 AM Schools

Homewood City Schools

Photo by Keith McCoy.

In the past, the Homewood City Schools Foundation has been able to put its fundraising money toward iPads and teacher enrichment. But now the nonprofit pays for basic technology, according to Superintendent Bill Cleveland. more

Aug 3, 2015 11:39 AM Schools

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