montgomery public schools

Brewbaker Primary School, and Southlawn 6th Graders Under Mandatory Quarantine

Montgomery’s Brewbaker Primary and School, and sixth graders at Southlawn Middle School are now under mandatory quarantine after two separate employees tested positive for COVID-19. Montgomery Public Schools confirmed the BPS school closure Thursday morning, saying the employee was in close contact with several BPS students. In a second release sent moments later, A Montgomery Public Schools spokesperson  added that…

MPS: Six Students and Seven Teachers Test Positive for COVID-19

Alabama News Network has confirmed that there have been positive tests for COVID-19 in Montgomery Public Schools. As of 1 p.m. Friday, a spokesperson says six students and seven teachers have tested positive. MPS is not revealing the schools that are affected. Students were able to return to in-person classes Tuesday for the first time this school year. They do…

AEA Issues Statement on Montgomery Teacher Protest

The Alabama Education Association has released a statement regarding the protest of some teachers in Montgomery Public Schools over the return to in-person classes. Starting today, students now have the option of going to school or continue with virtual learning. The protesting teachers say not enough has been done to protect them from coronavirus. This is the statement from AEA:…

MPS Students Have Option to Return to Class Starting Tuesday

Students in Montgomery Public Schools will have the option to return to in-class learning starting Tuesday. So far this school year, all learning has been virtual. But starting with the new nine-week grading period, students have the option of remaining in a virtual learning environment or going back inside their school building for traditional classes. They will find some changes….

Some Montgomery School Bus Drivers Not Satisfied with Safety Measures

Some school bus drivers for Montgomery Public Schools say they’re not satisfied with the conditions of their return to work on Tuesday, Oct. 13. The bus drivers say they’re returning to work with no mechanics, no supervisors and no guidance on COVID-19 safety measures.  They say they’re worried for their own safety and the safety of the children. They say…

Montgomery Public Schools to Offer In-Class Learning Starting October 13

Montgomery Public Schools will offer in-class learning starting October 13. So far this school year, only virtual learning has been offered. Starting today, parents can tell MPS if they would like for their children to remain virtual starting the next nine-week grading period or switch to in-class. FILL OUT FORM MPS will offer two learning options: virtual or face-to-face, starting…

Update: Football Game Between Jeff Davis and Lee Will Be Played As Scheduled

Friday’s football game between Jefferson Davis and Lee high schools will take place on Friday as scheduled, despite a Lee player testing positive for COVID-19. A spokesperson for Montgomery Public Schools says that after fully investigating the contact between the Lee football players, MPS officials determined the player who tested positive and those who were in close contact with the…

“Stuff the Truck” 2020 Another Big Success for Montgomery Public Schools

All of us at Alabama News Network want to thank all of you who donated to the annual “Stuff the Truck” event to benefit Montgomery Public Schools. Saturday, members of Tie and Doll, Inc. were outside the Sturbridge Winn-Dixie in Montgomery to collect snacks and other items for students as well as cash donations. This year, a larger U-Haul truck…

Montgomery Leaders Urge Residents to Support School Referendum

Montgomery County area leaders today said it’s time to invest more than the bare minimum in Montgomery Public Schools. On Wednesday officials announced the formation of a community-wide campaign to raise awareness of the upcoming school funding referendum. MPS Superintendent Ann Roy Moore and MPS School Board President Clare Weil alongside Montgomery County Commission Chairman Elton Dean, Montgomery Mayor Steven…

Montgomery Police Identify Victim in City’s 38th Murder of 2020

The Montgomery Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation following the July 26 shooting death of Lee Ziegler, 50, of Montgomery. On Sunday, July 26, around 10 pm, MPD and Fire Medics responded to the 2200 Block of Fairview Avenue in reference to a subject shot. At the scene, contact was made with Ziegler who sustained a life-threatening gunshot wound….