Moses said that he would attempt to make decisions that will keep the school system out of court, and divert the money saved back to classrooms. Moses is employed as an advisor and adult education instructor at Calhoun Community College. He has been an educator for 15 years, during which time he has served as a high school principal, marketing coordinator and social science teacher. He taught at Speake High and East Lawrence Middle schools and was a manager with Kelly Tires/Goodyear.
He and his wife, Susan, have three children; Rachel, 9, Caleb, 6 and Rebekah, 3. R.achel and Caleb attend Moulton Middle and Moulton Elementary schools. Moses has created a Web site to outline his plans for the system and to communicate with the public. MONTGOMERY (AP) — The state Department of Children’s Affairs, created with much fanfare by former Gov.
Don Siegelman, is on the verge of disappearing under Gov. Bob Riley. State budgets First Home Buyers being considered by the Legislature would eliminate funding for the department and would transfer much of its work to the state Department of Human Resources. Siegelman got the Legislature to vote in 1999 to create the Department of Children’s Affairs to put emphasis on children’s issues, particularly pre-kingergarten classes that he tried unsuccessfully to fund with a state lottery. The department developed 72 pre-kindergarten programs for 4-year-olds, checked to make sure that children’s programs that got money from the national tobacco settlement were spending it properly, dealt with children’s policy councils in each county, and worked with the Head Start program for children.
Baker said the first early learning centers, which were patched together with public and private funds, could only have been created by a small government agency that could focus on an issue. Siegelman recalled the opening of one of those centers during his term as governor. “The single greatest moment — the one that touched my heart the most — was when we were in Greene County to break ground on an early childhood learning center in conjunction with a catfish processing company,” he said.
In addition to the 762,700 empty homes across England, there is at least the same number of empty redundant commercial and offices buildings that could be converted to provide good quality homes.
The fall in private sector empties is welcome news. However with a total of still 623,200 it still means that 4 out of every 5 empty homes in England are in the private sector.
The official statistics show a further rise in the number of empty council homes, up by 3,300 on the 1999 figure, this at a time when the rate of stock transfers is increasing.
Despite the rapid growth in this sector over recent years due to stock transfers and new developments this rise means that an increased proportion of housing association homes now stand empty compared to 1999 (2.8% as opposed to 2.7%).
Government departments do not appear to be taking seriously the Government’s own advice about best use of redundant and unused stock. The Agency again calls into question the total accuracy of these figures. In the past many MoD houses as well as residential properties owned by NHS Trusts have not been reported, particularly halls of residence and bedsit accommodation.
In October last year during the London Week of Action on Empty Homes Glenda Jackson called for all London Boroughs to share information and good practice to stimulate the re-use of empty properties. The Empty Homes Agency has responded by publishing a guide on providing homes from wasted properties, which will be launched on January 19th at a major seminar at the Lloyds Building.