Intervention

Claire Weil: “MPS has made “huge gains” in the last 18 months when it comes to finances and becoming fully accredited”

The Alabama State Board of Education has removed Montgomery Public Schools from state intervention during Thursday’s work session. The resolution would have to be placed on a formal meeting agenda at a later date before final approval. Alabama News Network reporter Andrew James spoke with Board President Clare Weil about the report. She says they are “hopeful” and feels MPS…

MPS Board Members Speak Out As Battle Over Georgia Washington Heads to Supreme Court

The battle over Montgomery’s Georgia Washington  has now moved to the Supreme Court. A Montgomery County judge ruled that the circuit court had no jurisdiction over a lawsuit calling the sale of the school by interim state superintendent Ed Richardson illegal. State education officials are now weighing their options, after what seems to be a failed attempt to sale the middle…

Montgomery Public School Board Searching For Superintendent

The Montgomery Public School Board is looking to hire a permanent superintendent. The board held a specially called meeting to discuss details of the search. The board is now looking to bring in outside help to assist with the search, though there was some disagreement from board members on which firm or group that will be. The board was presented…

MPS Leaders Weigh In On Return of $1.4 Million

The State Department of Education has repaid Montgomery Public Schools 1.4 million dollars, that was mistakenly sent to the town of Pike Road in November 2016. The money would have been returned in the sale of Georgia Washington Middle School to the Town of Pike Road; part of interim superintendent Ed Richardson’s intervention plan to fix the school system’s finances….

Interim Superintendent Ed Richardson Speaking Out After Recent Lawsuits

Ed RichardsonInterim state superintendent Ed Richardson is speaking out after a pending lawsuit against him is calling the approved sale of a Georgia Washington Middle school illegal. The suit filed by the AEA last month, claims it is illegal for anyone other than the Montgomery County School board to sell property in the school system. The case is in its…

Intervention Plan For Montgomery Public Schools, Includes Major Financial and Academic Changes

Difficult decisions and swift changes are on the way to the Montgomery Public School System; according to an aggressive financial and academic plan laid out by interim state superintendent of education Ed Richardson at a press conference Friday morning. The plan lists that 17 positions will be be cut from the central office. Dozier, Floyd, and Chisolm Elementary along with Georgia…

Interim Superintendent To Deliver “Aggressive” Academic And Financial Plans For MPS

We should find out Friday morning what’s next in the intervention of Montgomery Public Schools. That’s when Interim state superintendent Dr. Ed Richardson is expected to reveal the changes on the way to the school system. Richardson has said that he will lay out his “aggressive” plan for the financial and academic changes for the Montgomery Public School System, though…

Superintendent Fears Loss Of Accreditation in Montgomery Public Schools, Says “Major Changes” Still Needed

Interim State Superintendent, Dr. Ed Richardson says there’s a need for new plans to fix the serious financial and academic concerns in Montgomery Public schools and fears they could soon face bigger issues. In a blunt assessment of the intervention process so far at a State School board meeting Thursday, Richardson told board members that the intervention is taking more…

Local Church Leaders Commit To Improving Montgomery Public Schools

It was a day of brain storming, as local church leaders met with teachers and staff to find out what they can bring to the table, in Montgomery Public Schools. A group called the Pan-Methodist Group, made up of people across several church denominations, met at E.D. Nixon Elementary to find out how they can do more to be apart…

What’s Next For Montgomery Public Schools’ Budget?

There is still a lot of uncertainty surrounding what budget cuts, and downsizing could mean for Montgomery Public Schools. Officials say the system is facing 5 million dollars in cuts under the new budget. Members of the school board met with interim state  superintendent, Ed Richardson Monday to discuss some of the tough decisions to come, including the estimated 80…