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October 21, 2014
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Luther Strange
Joy Patterson (334) 242-7491
Alabama Attorney General
Claire Haynes (3340 242-7351
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(MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Strange today presented Haleyville High School
in Winston County with the 2014 Attorney General’s Safe School Initiative Award of Excellence
for Alabama State School District 7. One school was selected as the winner from each of the
Alabama State School Board of Education districts.
“The Alabama Safe Schools Initiative Awards of Excellence awards are presented to
schools that have performed exceptionally to provide a safe environment for students, with
special emphasis on implementation of the Best Practices my office compiled based on last
year’s recipients,” said Attorney General Strange. “I’m pleased that Haleyville High School was
selected as one of the eight winning schools in Alabama for 2014. In making this decision, the
judges noted many things that distinguished Haleyville High School: officials are proactive to
educate students on proper and safe social media and internet habits by partnering with
Alabama Bureau of Investigations; they use a technology called ‘Blue Iris’ that allows any area
of the school to be viewed by administrators on their smart phone, tablet, or computer; and they
implemented a color-coded flip chart for their safety plan. I am honored to personally present
the safe schools award to Haleyville High School.”
“Haleyville High School is honored to receive the Attorney General’s Safe School
Initiative Award of Excellence,” said Principal Dr. Holly W. Sutherland. “Mr. Al Temple,
assistant principal at HHS, and I believe that this honor is a reflection of the work that our
teachers do to prepare our students for situations where their safety could be compromised.
This award also reflects the collaboration between Haleyville High School and the City of
Haleyville’s mayor, Police Department, and Fire Department. Our partnerships with these vital
agencies help us to ensure our student’s safety. I would like to thank Mr. Temple for
preparing our safety portfolio, and we would like to thank our superintendent, Dr. Alan Miller,
for his support of Haleyville High School and his dedication to the safety of all students in the
Haleyville School System.”
Attorney General Strange is personally presenting the awards for the 2014 Awards of
Excellence to the eight winning schools during the month of October. Other winning schools
throughout the state include Orange Beach Elementary School in Baldwin County, Northington
Elementary School in Tuscaloosa County, Lincoln High School in Talladega County, Meadow
View Elementary School in Shelby County, Hayden Elementary School in Blount County,
Beauregard Elementary School in Lee County and Oak Park Middle School in Morgan County.
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