Schools rejects anti-common core bill

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Mobile County Schools is the largest school system in the state of Alabama. On Monday (March 10th) the school board voted unanimously to reject SB 443, a Bill sponsored by Sen. Scott Beason of Gardendale.

CBS42 polled several school systems in North-Central Alabama to get their thoughts on legislation designed to allow individual school systems to set their own curriculum standards.

Of the five school systems that did get back with us Leeds and Shelby County took the strongest stances agains SB 443.

Leeds Superintendent John Moore told us…”We are going to consider passing a similar resolution at our upcoming board meeting on Wednesday.”

And in Shelby County PIO Cindy Warner issued a statement echoing the words of the Mobile County School Board. “Shelby County School System supports the implementation of Alabama’s College and Career Ready Standards… passing Senate Bill 443 would be detrimental to the quality of instruction our students receive.”

Tuscaloosa City Schools got back to us saying quote, “We have no position on this bill nor is there anything on the horizon.”

The same goes for Jefferson County where Superintendent Stephen Nowlin says the school board there “has not yet taken a position on the bill.”

Hoover City Schools PIO Jason Gaston simply told us the school board has not issued any statement on the matter.

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