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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…

More Details: Audit Shows $700,000 Missing from Montgomery Public Schools

As Alabama News Network was first to report on Sunday, an audit shows more than $700,000 is missing from Montgomery Public Schools. The details of that 106-page audit, which spans from October 2017 to September 2018, show several employees spent public funds to make purchases at a gentlemen’s club, a bar, for online gaming, video sites and more. Among the…

State School Officials “Cautiously Optimistic” about MPS Finances, Despite Audit Showing $700,000 Missing

Source: School Superintendents of Alabama Here are the latest developments in the story that Alabama News Network was first to bring you Sunday.  State School Superintendent Eric Mackey has released a statement following news of an audit of Montgomery Public Schools that shows $700,000 missing. In part, Mackey says, “Despite the findings already uncovered, we remain cautiously optimistic about the…

Audit of Montgomery Public Schools Shows Over $700,000 Missing

An audit of Montgomery Public Schools shows over $700,000 missing. The audit which is from Oct. 2017 to Sept. 2018 shows $703,197.66 missing. The audit says letters were sent to current and former employees requesting repayments of the money. CLICK HERE to read the full audit. One section details how public funds at Brewbaker Tech Magnet High School were used…

UPDATE: DA Bailey wants Bond Raised and Restraints Against MPS Teacher Accused of Sexual Abuse Against 12-Year-Old Student

Courtesy: Floyd Middle School website Montgomery County District Attorney Daryl Bailey requested that Michael Bradley’s bond be changed from $8,000 to $250,000. Bradley, a teacher at Floyd Middle Magnet, is charged with two counts: One for Sexual Abuse and the other for a School Employee Having Sexual Contact with a Student. Both are Class C felonies with a recommended bail…

Former Goodwyn Middle School Bookkeeper Convicted of Stealing Funds from School

Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the conviction of Tiffany Franklin, 39, of Montgomery, a former bookkeeper at Goodwyn Middle School in Montgomery, on Thursday. She was convicted of first-degree theft of property. On January 21, Franklin pleaded guilty to first-degree theft of property for using her position as bookkeeper to steal $13,216 belonging to Goodwyn Middle School.  In her plea…

Second Grade Students Honor Citizen Heroes

Second grade students from Montgomery Public Schools took time this morning to honor their citizen heroes at a special program at the Davis Theatre downtown. Students from Brewbaker Primary, Dannelly, Davis, Highland Gardens, Carver, Morningview, Wilson and Dozier elementary schools took a volunteers pledge. In addition, student spokespersons from each school honored their hero by reading a bio and taking…