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The USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) has now extended the free meal program through the end of this 2020=2021 school year.  This means that all students qualify for free meals through June 30, 2021.

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At the Scottsboro Board of Education meeting, Dr. Jose Reyes, Scottsboro City Schools superintendent, mentioned that the school system’s COVID-19 measures were going well. He noted that e-learning days have been going well for the school system.

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The TVA STEM Classroom Grant Program is open for applications with $800,000 in funding available for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics learning projects in classrooms and schools in areas served by TVA across the Tennessee Valley.

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After provisional ballots cast in the Aug. 25 Scottsboro municipal election Dr. Gary Speers has won the election for Scottsboro Board of Education Place 5 by one vote. Speers received 1,628 votes to his opponent, Julie Gentry, the incumbent representative’s 1,627 votes.

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The Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) Foundation’s annual Mustang Scramble golf tournament and golf ball drop is set for Thursday, Sept. 10, at Dogwood Hills Golf Resort and Gardens in Flat Rock. This year, teams will tee off at either 8:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.

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On Aug. 20, Esslinger was presented with a plaque commemorating his service to the Scottsboro City School System. Earlier this year, Coach John Esslinger announced that he would not be seeking reelection as the representative for Place 5 on the Scottsboro Board of Education.

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Scottsboro High School’s “Camp Wildcat” freshmen orientation will be Wednesday, Aug. 26. The orientation will be incorporated into the first day of school for freshmen students.

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Jackson County Schools are using an innovative way to ensure the protection of its employees and students. The Earnest Pruett Center of Technology (EPCOT) is 3-D printing face shields for employees of the Jackson County School System.

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On Friday, June 26, the Scottsboro City School Board convened for a called board meeting, at noon.  This comes in the wake of State Superintendent Eric Mackey’s press conference, earlier that day.  In his adjournment comments, Dr. Reyes had conducted a survey for the school district, with roughly 40% of the Scottsboro community participating. 

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The Scottsboro City Board of Education convened in person last week for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic reached Alabama.

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If you have concerns about how the upcoming school year might look for your child, you will have an opportunity to let the administration of the Scottsboro City Schools hear those over the next two weeks. 

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Tristian Culver, a graduating senior at Scottsboro High School, earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting, for her project, “SHS Band Cooling Station.”

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Caldwell Elementary School may not be filled with teachers and students right now, but the students are continuing to read and improve their reading skills. Nita Tolliver, Caldwell computer lab teacher, has listed some outstanding achievements by students for last week.