Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:14 AM EDT2013-05-22 06:14:07 GMT
As reports emerge from Moore, Oklahoma, that nation has learned that schools caught the full impact of Monday's EF-5 tornado.Alabamians have also seen their share of devastation. Eight students died atMore >>
Tuesday, reporter Karen Church investigated how Alabama's newest schools, like Concord Elementary, are being designed to save lives. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:41 AM EDT2013-05-21 07:41:05 GMT
The proposed property tax that will fund the creation of a new state-of-the-art high school in Auburn will now be left to the citizen's vote. "We're probably looking at an election not before September.More >>
The proposed property tax that will fund the creation of a new state-of-the-art high school in Auburn will now be left to the citizen's vote.More >>
Alabama ACT 95-313
"The State Board of Education and all local boards shall develop and implement within ninety (90) days of the effective date of this act a comprehensive character education program for all grades to consist of not less than ten minutes of instruction per day focusing upon the students' development of the following traits: courage, patriotism, citizenship, honesty, fairness, respect for others, kindness, cooperation, self-respect, self-control, courtesy, compassion, tolerance, diligence, generosity, punctuality, cleanliness, cheerfulness, school pride, respect for the environment, patience, creativity, sportsmanship, loyalty, and perseverance. Each plan shall include the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag." Effective August 1, 1995
State of Alabama Joint Resolution HJR 21 Approved by Senate and House, February 11, 2000 Sponsored by Representative Mike Rogers and signed by Governor Don Siegelman
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, BOTH HOUSES THEREOF CONCURRING, THAT we pledge our commitment to character by declaring Alabama to be a state of character and by doing all in our power to promote character in our schools, businesses, homes, churches, city government, state agencies, media, and community groups, and we urge the leaders of each of these areas to do likewise.
State of Alabama Joint Resolution HJR 23 Approved by Senate and House and Signed by Governor Bob Riley, July 27, 2005
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, BOTH HOUSES THEREOF CONCURRING, THAT we reaffirm our 2000 declaration of Alabama as a state of character, commend the Board of Education and its Superintendent for its endorsement of character education, pledge to do all in our power to promote character in our schools, businesses, homes, churches, local governments, state agencies, media, and community groups, and urge the leaders of each of these areas to do likewise.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, THAT a copy of this resolution be delivered to the Superintendent of Education, the Association of School Boards, the League of Municipalities, and the Association of County Commissions to be distributed by them to their membership.