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MPS Superintendent On Changes Coming to School Board

The Montgomery County School Board will look very different later this year.  As it stands right now, there could be as many as five new board members taking office in December. Here are the changes we know are coming so far: incumbents Robert Porterfield, who is serving as board president, and Melissa Snowden both lost in the primary races, Eleanor…

Another Montgomery County School Board Member Goes Down in Defeat

In another sign of the dissatisfaction with the performance of Montgomery Public Schools, another school board member has gone down in defeat. This time, it was school board President Robert Porterfield. Porterfield was defeated by challenger Claudia Mitchell in the Democratic runoff for District 6. His defeat adds to that of board member Melissa Snowden, who lost her Republican primary…

Dozier Elementary School to Remain Open One More Year

A spokesperson for Montgomery Public Schools has announced that Dozier Elementary School will remain open one more year. That decision was made today by Montgomery Public Schools Superintendent Ann Roy Moore and State School Superintendent Eric Mackey after looking at the logistics involved in rezoning and closing schools after having to wait for the final court rulings. Superintendent Mackey believes this delay is actually cost…

Montgomery Public Schools Updates Schedule of Parent Meetings

Montgomery Public Schools is holding a series of meetings with parents concerning the closings of four schools . Those closings will impact school zoning across the school system. The public informational meeting scheduled for tomorrow night (May 22) at Lee High School has been postponed and has been rescheduled for June 7. The other meetings, May 24 at Carver High School and May 31 at Park Crossing High…

Graduation Ceremonies Set for Montgomery Public Schools

Montgomery Public Schools has announced its high school graduation ceremonies. Once again, graduations will be broadcast Live over the Internet so that family and friends the world over can watch. Each link will go Live approximately two hours prior to each ceremony, according to school officials. This year’s ceremonies each require a ticket to attend. Each venue has limited seating. Here…

MPS Class of 2018 Breaks Last Year’s Scholarship Record by Earning $71 Million in Scholarships

Montgomery Public Schools graduating class of 2018 eclipsed last year’s record earnings of $49 million in college scholarship by gathering over $71,260,000 in offers. This includes two students who were offered more than $1 million each. MPS Superintendent Ann Roy Moore is excited for the senior class. “The cost of attending colleges and universities makes scholarships necessary for many students,”…

Deadline Approaches for School Transfers through Alabama Accountability Act

We are one week from the deadline for a program allowing parents to transfer their students out of failing public schools.  Transfer applications through the Alabama Accountability Act are due May 1st for Montgomery Public Schools, but as with many things, the program is being affected by the ongoing state intervention. Montgomery Public Schools has 11 failing schools, according to…

Time Running Out To Sell Georgia Washington Middle School

  Time is quickly running out, before the pending sale of the Georgia Washington Middle school to Pike Road Expires. A lawsuit calling to stop the sale of the school is scheduled to go before the courts later this week but for Pike Road it could be too late. Last week the city of Montgomery filed an Amicus Brief, asking…

Richardson Appeals to Alabama Supreme Court to Allow the Sale of Georgia Washington Middle School

Ed Richardson Interim State School Supt. Ed Richardson has appealed to the Alabama Supreme Court to allow the sale of Georgia Washington Middle School by Montgomery Public Schools to the town of Pike Road. The Montgomery Co. Circuit Court has blocked the sale in an order issued March 5.  The order also involved the closing and sale of other Montgomery…

MPS Postpones Meetings to Discuss School Closings and Rezoning

Montgomery Public Schools has announced that this month’s planned meetings to discuss school closings and rezoning of the system have been postponed. Those meetings were scheduled for March 20-22 and March 26th. The district has not said when or if those meetings will be rescheduled. Categories: Montgomery, News Tags: montgomery public schools, mps, School Closiings, state intervention, Tom Salter