I don’t want today, December 22, 2019, to pass by without recognizing this day in Homewood school history. It was on this day, 50 years ago, in 1969 that the Homewood City Council established the Homewood Board of Education, one of the first steps the city took to establish it’s own school system.

The board of education did not take authority until six months later on July 1, 1970, when the real business of starting the school system started.