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Montgomery Public Schools to Return to All-Virtual Learning Monday

As Alabama News Network has reported, Montgomery Public Schools will revert to an all-virtual learning environment starting Monday. Teachers and administrators will continue to report to their classrooms and offices as usual. If parents do not have technology devices for their children, they are asked to tell their child’s teacher. Learning packets or activity-based assignments will be given to those…

MPS Parents and Officials React to Gov. Ivey’s Statement

On Tuesday, Governor Kay Ivey released a statement urging educational officials to return to in-person learning as soon as possible. As COVID-19 hospitalizations reached a record high this week, several MPS parents say they are concerned with the governor’s decision. Some say Governor Ivey should consider waiting until vaccines are approved and distributed. Other parents suggest, leaving it up to…

Montgomery Public Schools Mourns the Deaths of Two Administrators

Two administrators in Montgomery Public Schools have died. School officials are not releasing the cause of death. Montgomery County School Board President Clare Weil confirms that Lee High School assistant principal Dr. Ennis McCorvey has died, as well as Johnnie Carr Middle School assistant principal Joshua Farrow. There will be counselors on both campuses for students and staff this week….

Montgomery Public Schools to Go All-Virtual on December 7

Montgomery, Ala.- Starting December 7, 2020, all MPS students will be virtual learners. MPS teachers and administrators will continue to report to their classrooms and offices as usual. MPS will observe its December holiday break starting Dec. 21, 2020. All MPS students will resume virtual classes on Jan. 4, 2021. Students who have submitted their commitment forms for face-to-face learning…

Alabama School Coronavirus Dashboard for Nov. 20

The Alabama Department of Public Health has released the school dashboard of coronavirus cases for November 20. Overall, there are 2,261 COVID-19 cases involving Alabama’s public schools for this week. That is up from 1,592 last week. In the Montgomery metro area, here are the number of cases for the week: Montgomery Public Schools – 38 Autauga County Schools –…

Update: MPS Confirms Homicide Victim was a Teacher

Montgomery Public Schools has confirmed to Alabama News Network that the victim in the city’s latest homicide was a teacher. MPS says 46-year-old Shai Hudson taught at Goodwyn Middle School. MPS wouldn’t comment any further. Montgomery police say Hudson was found dead in the 1800 block of Gillespie Drive Wednesday night at about 6:34 p.m. Police have launched a homicide…

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed Looks Back at His First Year in Office

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed took time to sit down with Alabama News Network for a one-on-one interview as he celebrates one year in office. What a year it has been. The mayor has had to cope with the COVID-19 outbreak and its effects on the local economy and the uptick in shootings across the city this year. But there have…

Should MPS Students Return After Thanksgiving Break?

In Tuesday’s school board meeting, MPS Superintendent Dr. Ann Roy Moore suggested that students return from Thanksgiving break on Dec. 7. Several parents and teachers disagree with Moore and believe students shouldn’t return until after Christmas break. MPS Board President, Clare Weil, says there are pros and cons to both suggestions. The board will meet on Thursday to discuss and…

MPS Officials Say 15,000 Laptops Are On The Way

After waiting seven months, MPS officials say they have received good news about the 15,000 laptops they ordered. In April, the laptops were ordered once students began learning virtually. Though, whenever MPS officials would check on the order, they were told the computers were ‘backlogged’. MPS Board President, Clare Weil, says on Tuesday they found out good news. “Every school…

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…