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After it finally seemed the U.S. would return to “normal” after a year dominated by COVID-19, the newest strain of the virus, delta, has begun to spread across Alabama and the country, leaving many to wonder what will come next. The delta strain is found to be far more transmissible than the original COVID-19 strain that left a majority of the country effectively shut down for nearly a month.

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The Jackson County Board of Education approved several personnel decisions at a meeting held July 28.

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Course registration is underway for the fall 2021 semester at Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC). Now is the time to take advantage of flexible class schedules, online courses and degree programs, certificates and short-term certificates and additional financial aid opportunities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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During Thursday’s Scottsboro City Board of Education meeting, the board approved Collins Intermediate School Principal Jason Hass’ promotion to the Director of Federal Programs/Secondary Instruction.

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Every freshmen entering Scottsboro High School needs to mark July 29 on their calendar as the day for Camp Wildcat. This is freshmen orientation and is designed to help incoming freshmen get off to a good start.

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Caldwell Elementary School has a new principal, and he is a familiar face to the students and staff there. Zachary B. Holt was named the school’s new principal with July 1 being his first official day in his new position.

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As time draws near for the 2021-2022 school year, the Scottsboro City School System has announced the requirements for virtual learning. This option will be available for families, and the requirements have been announced for parents who choose this option for their children.

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A familiar face will be missing in the Scottsboro City School System when school opens in August.  Long time nurse Wendy Hastings has announced her retirement effective at the end of this month. She came to work in the schools as the school nurse when that was a relatively new concept.

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When the students enrolled in the Summer Reading Camp at Caldwell Elementary School, they did not realize that some special guests would be visiting them. 

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The Jackson County Board of Education is currently in the process of selling five acres of property in Hollywood. The property includes the old material center and alternative school buildings, which have been unoccupied for years.

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Around 130 students enrolled in grades K-3 in Scottsboro City Schools will have the opportunity to attend a Summer Reading Camp next month.  This will be like a regular school day with buses transporting students and meals being served at school. Many fun activities are being planned so the students will have fun while working on their reading skills.

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After Superintendent Jay Reyes announced his official retirement last week, the Scottsboro City Board of Education announced on Thursday that Amy Childress would be the interim superintendent.

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Scottsboro City Schools Superintendent Dr. Jose Reyes will be leaving the system to pursue other opportunities.  He has announced his retirement from education effective Aug. 1.

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During Thursday’s Scottsboro City Board of Education meeting, a group of around 14 citizens attended to speak against the plans to open curbside parking at Page Administration Building. The group originally seemed to believe it to be a parking lot being built over what they consider to be a historical site.

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Skyline seniors honored for their accomplishments as they sign tech scholarships

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The Jackson County Board of Education (JCBOE) approved an $800, before taxes, stipend to all county employees for their efforts during the 2020- 21 COVID-19 pandemic at its meeting held May 12.

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The Beta Club at North Jackson High School had 11 students to place in the top three during recent competition at the Alabama State Beta Convention.  Of this number, six were first place winners.

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The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), in partnership with Scottsboro Electric Power Board and Bicentennial Volunteers Incorporated (a TVA retiree organization) recently awarded Scottsboro Junior High School $5,000 for a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education project.

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Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) administrators have announced the college will hold its commencement ceremony virtually this spring. The ceremony will be available for viewing on the college’s social media channels and will honor students who have completed all requirements as part of the Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021 semesters.

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Scottsboro City Schools will be hosting a parent informational meeting on Sunday at 2 and 3:30 p.m. at Page Administration Building to try and teach parents what they can do for their kids about the Alabama Literacy Act.

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The National Honor Society (NHS) at Scottsboro High School will be conducting their annual canned food drive on Sunday, April 25, from 2-4 p.m. Members of the NHS will be out in the community collecting goods for local food banks.

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Early last month, Alabama Community Colleges Chancellor Jimmy Baker announced tuition will not increase for the 2021-2022 academic year. In addition, as a result of the declining number of reported COVID cases and an increase in the number of students, faculty and staff taking advantage of access to the COVID vaccine, the ACCS anticipates all community college campuses in the state will resume normal, on-campus operations for the Fall 2021 semester.

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The Scottsboro City Board of Education addressed the mask mandate expiring and voted to give students the choice of whether they want to wear masks for the remainder of the school year. Students will be advised to still practice social distancing rules as well as using their judgment on when to wear masks if not always.