Board of Ed discusses tax renewal, trip

At its meeting on Thursday, Oct. 31, the Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education discussed the recently released state report card grade, the upcoming vote to renew a city of Atmore tax that helps the schools and approved a field trip to Universal Studio for students at ECHS this spring, among other items.

This year's state report card grade for the Escambia County (Ala.) School System for 2018-19 was an 85, or 'B', compared to 2017-18, which was 79, or 'C'.

“I'm very proud, that as a district, we made some substantial improvements,” said Knott. “This year we are a solid 85, a B. We will con...