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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…

I-Team Extra: Crumbling Classrooms

In an Alabama News Network I-Team Extra, Andrew James investigates maintenance needs across the Montgomery Public School system.   School leaders estimate deferred maintenance needs are near $200 million and say the money in the budget doesn’t even scratch the surface. So what is the plan to address the maintenance needs & who will pay for it?  Hear what MPS…

Montgomery Public Schools’ Response to State School Report Card

The latest school report cards from the Alabama Department of Education show that Montgomery Public Schools are making progress. School system officials are speaking out about the improvements. Montgomery Public Schools Superintendent Ann Roy Moore is celebrating the results with students, staff and parents. “We are pleased that our hard work is reflected in our state report card grades,” said…

Schools Faces Challenges Teaching English as 2nd Language

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Properly educating students who are learning English as a second language is proving to be a significant challenge for Montgomery County schools. Students who don’t speak English as their primary language make up nearly one-quarter of the student population and the Montgomery Advertiser reports that adequate funding and training for teachers don’t exist, causing caseloads be…

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 Public School Board Revisits the Idea of Charter Conversion Schools

Montgomery Public School Board members are revisiting the idea of charter conversion schools for 3 Montgomery Public Schools. Charter schools have been a hot topic for MPS.  Board President Clare Weil says, that in order to move forward, the board needs more information, which is why she invited a representative from the Montgomery Education Foundation to Tuesday’s board meeting. If…

Hyundai to Donate $250,000 for STEM Education in Montgomery Public Schools

Hyundai Motor America has announced that it will donate $250,000 for STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) education in Montgomery Public Schools. This comes through the company’s Hyundai ST Math Initiative with the MIND Research Institute. Hyundai says this will benefit more than 3,000 students at five elementary schools including Catoma, T.S. Morris, Morningview, Seth Johnson and Brewbaker. Hyundai executives will host city dignitaries and…

Vandalism Being Investigated at Park Crossing High School

Montgomery Public Schools officials are investigating an incident overnight at Park Crossing High School where they say parts of the outside of the school and a system vehicle were vandalized. While the investigation is still ongoing, they say more than 20 students have been identified from video footage. School Superintendent Ann Moore says there will be penalties for these actions….

Will Teacher Cuts Help Montgomery Public Schools?

MPS Board Member Lesa Keith says Tuesday’s approval from the board of cutting 140 teacher positions, was one of the toughest. “You cannot have the decreasing students that we have and maintain the same personnel,” says Keith. MPS Board President Clare Weil is hoping the public will now buy into the system’s efforts to increase student success rates by increasing…