montgomery public schools

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….

Montgomery Public Schools Will Go Virtual for First 9 Weeks

The Montgomery Public School system has announced it will go completely virtual for the first nine weeks of the school year. MPS Superintendent Dr. Ann Roy Moore made the announcement Wednesday during a news conference that aired live on Alabama News Network. Dr. Moore says that all students will be able to check out devices. She says the district is…

Montgomery Public Schools Reopening Plan

With just over a month left until Montgomery Public Schools students return to class, there are still questions about what school will look like as parents choose between virtual and in-person schooling. MPS Superintendent Dr. Ann Roy Moore says even the first day of school, right now scheduled for August 10th, could still change.  Students will be required to wear…

Montgomery Public Schools Planning for 2020-2021 School Year

After the release of the Alabama State Department of Education’s (ALSDE) Roadmap to Reopening Alabama schools, Montgomery Public Schools MPS will now finalize the system’s reopening plans. “Since the start of the pandemic, we started thinking about our process of returning to school for the upcoming school year. MPS’s leadership team is working around the clock to address the specific…

MPS Takes First Step in Requesting An End to State Intervention

It’s been three years since the state intervened in Montgomery Public Schools.  Since then, the school board and superintendent have all changed, and MPS leaders say they are ready for the intervention to be lifted. Former State Superintendent Michael Sentance identified major issues in the school system in a letter to school leaders in January of 2017.  He also expressed…

Montgomery Public Schools Making Changes to Graduation Ceremonies

Montgomery Public Schools has announced it is making changes to upcoming high school graduation ceremonies. According to Jade Jones, Senior Communications Officer with MPS, the events have been moved from Cramton Bowl to each of the high schools, with social distancing rules in place. There will be specific guidelines for students and their small number of invited guests, Jones said…

Montgomery Delegation Votes Yes to Ad Valorem Tax

CORRECTION: This story was edited on 5/9/2020 to reflect the property tax increase would be 12 mils, as opposed to the previous reported 18.5 mils. On Tuesday a House Committee made of the Montgomery delegation approved a bill that would increase property taxes for education in Montgomery County. The Ad Valorem Tax Bill narrowly passed along party lines with a…

MPS Serving Breakfast and Lunch at 16 Locations During Coronavirus School Closure

The Montgomery Public Schools Child Nutrition Program has designated 16 schools located throughout Montgomery County as locations where both breakfast and lunch will be available for pickup starting Monday, March 23. The schools will be open 7 to 9 a.m. for breakfast and 11 a.m to 1 p.m. for lunch. The meals will be available for anyone 18 and under…

Will Audit of Montgomery Public Schools Stop Efforts to Bring Schools More Funding?

The Montgomery County school board has been hoping to get more funding through a property tax increase. However, an audit that uncovered more than $700,000 in misused and missing funds has at least one Montgomery County commissioner re-thinking what he thinks would be best for schools at this time. The school board wants the Montgomery County Commission to pass a proclamation…