montgomery public schools

Montgomery Co. School Board Approves Cuts to Teachers and Services

At a special called meeting of the Montgomery County school board this afternoon, board members approved making cuts to the number of teachers and to various services. The school system is faced with a $10 million deficit. It must maintain $19.7 million in reserves. As a result, board members approved cutting 140 teacher positions for next school year. About half…

MPD: Teen Arrested After Taking Toy Gun on School Bus

Montgomery Police have charged a 15-year-old boy with possession of a weapon on school property after they say he brought a toy gun onto a Montgomery Public Schools bus Friday morning. The teen was also charged with harassment after a dispute with a female student while they waited to get on the bus.  Police say they stopped the bus after…

Park Crossing High School Student Charged with Having Loaded Gun at School

Alabama News Network has confirmed that a Park Crossing High School student was arrested and charged with having a loaded gun at school this morning. Tom Salter, a spokesman for Montgomery Public Schools says the student was a 16-year-old male. The student was also charged with marijuana possession. Salter says the student was stopped by a school administrator and searched….

MPS Super: 99 Doors at Lee H.S. Make Security Difficult.

Four students are changed in aftermath of Tuesday shooting

MPS Superintendent Ann Roy Moore says she’s not sure if anything can prevent a student who really wants to get into a school with a gun, but the system won’t stop doing everything possible to stop them anyway. She says there are 99 doors leading into Lee and its outbuildings, and the school opened in 1955. The age of the…

Contract for Charter School Conversion Fails to Pass at Montgomery County School Board

A contract to convert some Montgomery Public Schools into charter schools failed to pass at a meeting of the Montgomery County school board this afternoon. The proposed contract was presented by the Montgomery Education Foundation. MEF had received approval by the state department of education to create the first conversion charter schools by the fall. Now it appears there will…

2019 Alabama Failing Schools List Released

The Alabama Dept. of Education has released its list of failing schools for 2019.  This list, which is based on test scores and is required by The Alabama Accountability Act, includes 76 schools.  That number is essentially the same as last year. In Montgomery Public Schools, there are 10 schools on the failing list, compared to 11 in 2018 and…

MPS Teacher Charged with Sexual Contact with Minor Student

Teacher turned herself in today.

A former Montgomery Public Schools teacher is charged with having sex with a student. Police say 24-year-old Natasha Patronsky is charged with having sexual relations with a male student under the age of 19. School officials confirm she taught at Lanier High School when the incident happened. She was a first year Spanish teacher and had been with the school…

Community Support for Montgomery Public Schools

The lack of community support for Montgomery Public Schools has been a hot topic for school leaders, school board members, and candidates, but recent school donations have some incoming board members saying things are taking a turn for the better. The Montgomery Sunrise Rotary Club with the help of the Montgomery County Commission donated a tractor to the school Monday. …

The BTW Fire Aftermath

A temporary school....and in investigation.

An early Saturday  morning fire destroyed one building at Montgomery’s Booker T. Washington Magnet School……then Saturday night a water main broke and flooded part of the surviving large building at the school on the other side of Union Street. That water damage was limited to the basement and workers were drying that building out as firefighters across the street continued…

Volunteers Welcome Students Back to School

As many students across the area head back to school this week, one local group is making sure students get a special welcome back to class. It is all part of the program Raised by the Power of Ten Men.  The goal is to get volunteers from the community out into the schools on the first day to help bridge…