montgomery county school board

Weil Discusses MPS Tax Vote Approval on “Alabama News Rising”

Montgomery County School Board President Clare Weil joined us by phone on “Alabama News Rising” this morning to talk about the next steps now that Montgomery County voters have approved a property tax hike to increase funding for Montgomery Public Schools. “It’s a new day,” Weil said. She says it has been a long road to win voters’ approval for…

Accreditation Report Shows Montgomery Public Schools Making Progress

The school accrediting agency AdvancED has presented an updated report to the Montgomery County school board. That report shows the school system is making improvements in its ongoing accreditation process. School system officials say an initial review in March 2018 showed eight of the nine areas below standards. Today’s report showed five of the nine areas meeting standards. Four others…

Montgomery Co. School Board Approves Cuts to Teachers and Services

At a special called meeting of the Montgomery County school board this afternoon, board members approved making cuts to the number of teachers and to various services. The school system is faced with a $10 million deficit. It must maintain $19.7 million in reserves. As a result, board members approved cutting 140 teacher positions for next school year. About half…

Another Montgomery County School Board Member Goes Down in Defeat

In another sign of the dissatisfaction with the performance of Montgomery Public Schools, another school board member has gone down in defeat. This time, it was school board President Robert Porterfield. Porterfield was defeated by challenger Claudia Mitchell in the Democratic runoff for District 6. His defeat adds to that of board member Melissa Snowden, who lost her Republican primary…