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We are so excited that our school was selected as a CLAS Banner School!



Montgomery, AL – December 9, 2015:


O’Rourke Elementary School has been selected as a 2015 CLAS Banner School. This award recognizes schools or programs that serve as outstanding educational models for other schools in Alabama.

The CLAS Banner School program was created in 2001 to recognize schools in Alabama that showcase outstanding programs and service to students. 178 schools or programs were nominated this year for this prestigious recognition. The fourteen schools/programs selected as 2015 CLAS Banner Schools include: Albertville City Schools Success Program, Albertville City Schools; Athens Elementary School, Athens City Schools; Carroll High School, Ozark City Schools; East Elementary School, Cullman City Schools; F.E. Burleson Elementary School, Hartselle City Schools; Hall-Kent Elementary School, Homewood City Schools; Lincoln High School, Talladega County Schools; Malachi Wilkerson Middle School, Birmingham City Schools; Mill Creek Elementary School, Madison City Schools; Opelika High School, Opelika City Schools; O’Rourke Elementary School, Mobile County Public Schools; Tuskegee Public School, Macon County Schools; W.P. Davidson High School, Mobile County Public Schools; Webb Elementary School, Houston County Schools.


O’Rourke Elementary School was nominated for this award by Mobile County Public Schools superintendent, Ms. Martha Peek. These exemplary schools/programs will be recognized at a luncheon March 9, 2016, in Montgomery, Alabama.

“It’s always extremely inspiring to see the many ways in which Alabama public schools work to enrich lives and assist students. This year’s CLAS Banner School Award winners provide an exceptional example of a school’s significant impact in furthering the cause of public education and the interests of the students they serve. Additionally, it shows how O’Rourke Elementary School has gone above and beyond its organizational mission to make Mobile a better place to live and educate Alabama’s and America’s future generations,” comments L. Earl Franks, Ed.D., CAE, executive director of the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS).

About CLAS: CLAS, the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools was founded in 1969 by a small group of school leaders to provide targeted professional development and support for Alabama’s public school administrators. CLAS now serves twelve affiliates representing each type of public school/school system leader. CLAS provides the framework to connect dedicated school administrators and other successful leaders with a network for professional growth and support. CLAS is the premier professional development provider for administrators in public schools in the state of Alabama.


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