|Board Member, Birmingham City School Board, District 4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||August 27, 2013|
|Next election||October 8, 2013|
|Bachelor's||Clark Atlanta University|
|Profession||Parking and ground transportation manager|
Daagye Hendricks resides in Birmingham, Alabama with her son, who is entering the fifth grade as a student in the Birmingham City School District. Hendricks graduated with a B.A. in Finance from Clark Atlanta University in 1996. Hendricks is currently studying in the Executive Master's of Business Administration program at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. Hendricks began her career with GE Capital as a Client Service Manager before joining the family business, Wee Care Academy, as the Vice President of Operations. Her parents began the day care and after-school program in 1989, and she was employed there from 1999 to 2005. Hendricks then spent time with the Birmingham Airport Authority as an Employment Officers before taking her current position as the Parking and Ground Transportation Manager for Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport.
Daagye Hendricks ran for the District 4 seat on the Birmingham City School Board against Gwen Sykes. Hendricks and Sykes defeated fellow newcomer Rodney Huntley in the general election held on August 27, 2013. Since no candidate received a majority of the vote, Hendricks and Sykes continued on to a runoff election on October 8, 2013.
|Birmingham City Schools, District 4 General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Source: Birmingham Office of the City Clerk, "City Election - August 27, 2013," accessed August 28, 2013 These results are unofficial and not certified. They will be updated once certified results are available.|
|Birmingham City Schools, District 4 Runoff Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Source: MyFoxAL.com, "Birmingham Election Run Off Results," accessed October 9, 2013 These results are unofficial and not certified. They will be updated once certified results are available.|
As of August 28, 2013, no campaign donations or expenditures for Daagye Hendricks had been reported to the Alabama Secretary of State.
Daagye Hendricks received an official endorsement for her campaign from the Birmingham Association of Realtors.
Hendricks' campaign website listed the following campaign themes for 2013:
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What was at stake?
Nine seats, including every board officer position, were at stake on August 27, 2013. Three members of the controversial "Gang of Five" coalition of board members were on the ballot. These members were Emanuel B. Ford, Virginia S. Volker and Tyrone H. Belcher, Sr., all of whom lost their re-election bids. Incumbents Carol E. Clarke, W. J. Maye Jr. and Phyllis F. Wyne did not seek re-election. Districts 1, 4 and 6 held runoff elections on October 8, 2013.
On June 26, 2012, the Alabama Department of Education assumed control of Birmingham City Schools after the school board failed to pass a measure that would have cut hundreds of jobs over two years to bring the district into compliance with state law. The discovery that schools in the district were operating without the mandated month of emergency reserve funds, which amounted to approximately $20 million, was another contributor to the state takeover. Since the takeover, the school board has consolidated seven schools and six office buildings in an effort to save the district approximately $8 million.
About the district
The Birmingham City School District was created in 1910 when the Alabama State Legislature passed a bill creating Greater Birmingham. Through this bill, 40 schools were annexed by the Birmingham Free School, most of them substandard and in disrepair. Birmingham City Schools is now comprised of 51 schools including 25 elementary schools, 11 middle schools, seven K-8 schools, seven high schools, and one alternative school.
Jefferson County outperforms the rest of Alabama in terms of median household income, poverty rates and higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income for Jefferson County is $45,750 when compared to $42,934 for the state of Alabama. The percentage of people below poverty level for Jefferson County is 16.2% while it is 17.6% for the state of Alabama. The 2010 U.S. Census also found that 29.0% of Jefferson County residents aged 25 or older attained a bachelor's degree compared to 22.0% in Iowa
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Daagye Hendricks Campaign Website, "Index," accessed July 23, 2013
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 LinkedIn, "Daagye Hendricks," accessed July 23, 2013
- ↑ Weld for Birmingham, "List for District 4 BOE seat pared to four candidates," November 6, 2012
- ↑ Birmingham Business Journal, "Hendricks fosters Wee Care into a 13-unit success," January 26, 2003
- ↑ Stan Diel, AL.com, "Sykes, Hendricks go to runoff in Birmingham's District 4 BOE race," August 27, 2013
- ↑ Alabama Secretary of State, "FCPA Filing Details," accessed August 28, 2013
- ↑ Jon Reed, AL.com, "Birmingham Association of Realtors announces endorsements in mayor, council, school board races," August 16, 2013
- ↑ Marie Leech, AL.com, "Three incumbent Birmingham school board members voted out (update)," August 27, 2013
- ↑ Marissa Mitchell, ABC 3340, "Qualifying candidates for Birmingham mayoral, city council, school board races," July 12, 2013
- ↑ Brianne Britzius, Fox 6, "William Bell wins new term as Birmingham mayor," August 28, 2013
- ↑ Sherea Harris and Brianne Britzius, Fox 6 WBRC, "State will take over Birmingham schools starting Wednesday," July 3, 2012
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 Evan Belanger, AL.com, "Birmingham schools intervention could stretch into fall 2014, education official says," June 27, 2013
- ↑ Birmingham City Schools "History of the Birmingham City Schools" accessed July 16, 2013
- ↑ United States Census Bureau, "Guide to 2010 Census State and Local Geography - Alabama," accessed August 13, 2013
- ↑ 15.0 15.1 United States Census Bureau, "Jefferson County Quick Facts," accessed August 13, 2013
- ↑ Alabama Secretary of State, "Elections Information," accessed August 14, 2013
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