Economic Impact

First to Reopen: Lessons Learned in Saraland City Schools

Saraland City Schools in Mobile County was one of the first systems in Alabama to reopen schools (on 8/6/20) for in-person instruction this fall amid COVID-19. With many other districts planning to reopen in the coming weeks, we wanted to highlight how one district did it. We spoke with Superintendent Dr. Aaron Milner and other district/school leaders about the decision to reopen and how school has gone for the first 8 weeks.

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Alabama’s Schools and Students Have an Important Role to Play in the U.S. Census This Year

Every 10 years the U.S. Census determines how many representatives each state gets in Congress, and how billions of dollars in federal funding gets spent. Schools, roads, and other important things in Alabama will gain – or lose – funding over the next 10 years depending on this official population tally. Governor Ivey and the Alabama Counts organization are urging educators and schools to get our students involved!

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