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|Former candidate for|
|Birmingham City School Board, District 8|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||August 27, 2013|
|Birmingham City Schools, District 8 General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||April Myers Williams Incumbent||58.1%||1,785|
|Nonpartisan||Antwon B. Womack||7%||216|
|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.|
No campaign donations or expenditures for Patricia Bozeman-Henderson were found on the Alabama Secretary of State's website.
Bozeman-Henderson did not receive any notable endorsements in 2013.
What was at stake?
All nine board seats were up for election on August 27, 2013. Three members of the controversial "Gang of Five" coalition of board members were on the ballot. These members challenged by newcomers were Emanuel B. Ford, Virginia S. Volker and Tyrone H. Belcher, Sr.. Incumbents Carol E. Clarke, W. J. Maye Jr. and Phyllis F. Wyne did not seek re-election.
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
Birmingham City School District is located in Jefferson County, Alabama. Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama, located northeast of the capital, Montgomery. According to the 2010 US Census, Birmingham is home to 212,237 residents.
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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- Marissa Mitchell, ABC 3340, "Qualifying candidates for Birmingham mayoral, city council, school board races," July 12, 2013
- Sherea Harris and Brianne Britzius, Fox 6 WBRC, "State will take over Birmingham schools starting Wednesday," July 3, 2012
- 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
- 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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