Tuscaloosa County Schools has a new mobile app available in the Itunes app store and the Google app store. Search for Tuscaloosa County Schools to download the app on your phone or tablet.
If you do not complete the Wellness Screening at one of our schools, please download this form (click) and take it to your doctor to fill out and send to PEEHIP.
PUBLIC PRESENTATION: FY19 BUDGET
The Tuscaloosa County School System will be holding two budget hearings for the fiscal year 2019 budget that will go in to effect October 1, 2018. Mr. Danny Higdon, Chief School Financial Officer, will make the presentations explaining the proposed budget for this upcoming fiscal year. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. The meetings will be held as listed below.
Monday, August 27th – 4:00 p.m.
Duncanville Middle School
Monday, September 10th – 4:00 p.m.
Collins-Riverside Middle School
At the September 10th Board meeting that will begin at 5:00 after the second budget hearing, it is expected that the Superintendent will recommend the budget for approval by the Board of Education.
TCSS Parents & Guardians: We appreciate the feedback we have received from you on the system’s new Student Check-Out Procedure, outlined on page 48 of the Student-Parent Information Guide. This procedure developed out of concerns from our schools about the high volume of student check-outs. Numerous and repeated check-outs result in lost instructional time for our students and disruption for our teachers and staff. The intent of this policy is to benefit student learning. As with any new policy, adjustments and clarification may be necessary. Please know our administrators are taking that under consideration as the new school year begins. If any changes to the policy are made, we will communicate that information to you directly from the Central Office.
The TCSS Career Technical Summer Exploratory Camp is a 3-day, no cost experience where students learn about potential careers and how to best prepare for them. It will be held on July 17-19 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 noon at Echols Middle School and Holt High School. Lunch and limited transportation will be provided.
High school students in Tuscaloosa County have an awesome opportunity to participate in a new CTE program that will prepare them for careers in many West Alabama companies. Call your high school today and say, “I’m interested in Modern Manufacturing!”
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Alabama State Board of Education, District 7
Elementary Teacher of the Year
It was with great excitement that the Tuscaloosa County School System received notification from Interim State Superintendent, Dr. Ed Richardson, that Ms. Rachel Pucko has been selected as the Alabama State Board of Education District Seven Elementary Teacher of the Year. She will continue on in the consideration process for the possibility of being named the Alabama State Elementary Teacher of the Year. That decision and award will be made on May 9th at a special reception in Montgomery. Ms. Pucko is one of sixteen finalists statewide. Ms. Pucko has a Master’s degree in Elementary Education, has obtained National Board certification, and teaches second grade at Northport Elementary.
Especially with the recent events happening in our communities, parent and community concerns about school safety are justified. We are working to do all we can to make our schools as safe as they can be and to have procedures in place to protect students, staff, and community. These procedures are carefully developed with guidance from the State Department of Education and the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Department. In the most recent situation parents and others are hearing about and referencing, there has been no direct threat to any of our schools to which we have been made aware. Our offices are in consultation with the Sheriff's Department regularly about any possible issues or concerns related to our schools. As we understand it, whatever is going on with the referenced individual is through the Tuscaloosa Police Department and as such, our information is very limited. However, we have confirmed that there has been no threat made toward our schools. We will continue to stay in close contact with law enforcement in the event there is any change or need to do anything additional in our schools.
Beyond this particular concern, we would like parents to know that several actions and plans are being made to enhance our security procedures, training, and responses. We have met with Sheriff Abernathy in multiple meetings that have included the involvement of all members of the Board of Education. We are making further facility assessments, security procedures training, and considering additional tools that will assist in overall security awareness and protection. We appreciate parents working with their local schools in proper procedures of visiting campuses, signing in, wearing of identification badges, and bringing any school security concerns to the attention of your local school administrators. School security is a shared responsibility of all who enter and live within our school campuses. We look forward to working with you to make our schools safe places where students can receive the education they deserve.
Dr. Walter W. Davie
Meeting in regular session on Monday, November 13, 2017, the Tuscaloosa County Board of Education approved the academic calendar for the 2018-2019 school year. You may access the approved calendar by clicking on the link below.
ANY STUDENT WITH NOTED HEALTH CONDITIONS ON THE HEALTH PORTION OF INFOSNAP/ HEALTH ASSESSMENT FORMS WILL REQUIRE VERIFICATION/ DOCUMENTATION FROM THEIR PHYSICIAN, PRIOR TO THE DEVELOPMENT OR CONTINUATION OF A HEALTH CARE-PLAN. PLEASE PROVIDE THE LATTER DOCUMENTATION TO YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL NURSE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, PREFERABLY PRIOR TO STUDENTS' FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.
The Tuscaloosa County Schools are attempting to find and identify individuals from birth to 21 years of age who have disabilities or are suspected to have disabilities and are in need of special education services.
Child Find is a program designed by the State Department of Education and the Department of Rehabilitation Services to help those who are in need of special education services.
Parents of disabled children or anyone knowledgeable of disabled children who may need special education services should contact the Child Find Coordinator in the Special Education Department (205) 342-2756 or call 1-800-392-8020 for ages 3 through 21 or 1-800-543-3098 from birth until 2 years of age. For more information you may also contact the Alabama Relay Service at 1-800-548-2547.