On behalf of the entire faculty and staff, we welcome you to John T. Whatley K-8 School. We are extremely proud of our student body, our supportive parents, and committed staff. We work together to foster high academic standards and social emotional skills within each individual in our school community. Various policies and procedures have been developed over the years through discussions with and suggestions from the students, faculty, parents, and the community. Many of these policies are written in The Student Code of Conduct issued by the Birmingham Board of Education. We encourage parents and students to read the code of conduct as a family. This process will help establish a clear understanding of guidelines and expectations. Close communication between home and school is of paramount importance to support the best interest of each student here at Whatley K-8. Parents should call to make an appointment with their child's teacher or counselor without hesitation to discuss important matters of mutual interest. Principals are always available to address any questions, concerns, or suggestions.