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Application Period Open For Pupil Transportation Scholarship Opportunities

 Applications are now being accepted for three pupil transportation scholarships that the recipients will be able to apply toward college costs for the 2018-2019 academic year. An Alabama public high school senior will be eligible to receive the Alabama School Transportation Association (ASTA) Conference Charles “Chuck” Poland Education Scholarship. The scholarship is named for Charles Poland, a school bus driver from Dale County…

Intervention Plan For Montgomery Public Schools, Includes Major Financial and Academic Changes

Difficult decisions and swift changes are on the way to the Montgomery Public School System; according to an aggressive financial and academic plan laid out by interim state superintendent of education Ed Richardson at a press conference Friday morning. The plan lists that 17 positions will be be cut from the central office. Dozier, Floyd, and Chisolm Elementary along with Georgia…

Plan Unveiled to Bring Massive Changes to Montgomery Public Schools, Including Closing Some Schools

Interim state school Supt. Dr. Ed Richardson held a grim news conference this morning, outlining his plan to bring massive changes to Montgomery Public Schools. The changes are designed to fix the school system’s academic and financial problems. The school system is currently under state intervention. To get the system’s finances back on track, Richardson plans to close Chisholm Elementary,…

i-Team: Building the Future of MPS

As MPS leaders work to get its financial house in order, in the midst of the state intervention, every option is on the table, including job cuts. State Superintendent Dr. Ed Richardson has said he doesn’t want cuts to impact classrooms by cutting teachers, so consolidation is likely on the horizon for many schools in the near future. Richardson says…

Interim Superintendent To Deliver “Aggressive” Academic And Financial Plans For MPS

We should find out Friday morning what’s next in the intervention of Montgomery Public Schools. That’s when Interim state superintendent Dr. Ed Richardson is expected to reveal the changes on the way to the school system. Richardson has said that he will lay out his “aggressive” plan for the financial and academic changes for the Montgomery Public School System, though…

Dr. Ed Richardson Gives MPS Intervention Update at 145th Chamber Meeting

Montgomery Chamber says future of building a better Montgomery begins with the improvement of public education

1/1IMG_0546 Show Caption Hide Caption Education was the hot topic at the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce’s 145th Annual Meeting Thursday, as 600 business leaders packed the Renaissance to celebrate the Chamber’s key wins in 2017. “We’re number one in jobs in the state and new jobs from last year,” said David Reed, outgoing chairman of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce….

MPS: it was a Worm!

Computer glitch brings back pen and paper

Typical computer servers Montgomery Public School officials say almost all of the computer functionality has been restored—-after a worm infected one of the system’s servers. When teachers started reporting problems on Monday, MPS officials initially said there was no indication their computer problems were the result of a malicious attack. They say they noticed unusual activity last Saturday. As a…

MPS Custodians Protest Job Changes

Signs lined the entryway into Montgomery Public Schools Headquarters Tuesday night for a packed, standing-room only board meeting. A group of MPS custodians protested changes to their jobs.  They will now report to the logistics department instead of their individual schools, which doesn’t sit well with many custodians. “We’re going to fight, when they push we’re going to push. We’re…

State Superintendent Addresses Ongoing MPS Intervention

When asked how he would grade the intervention into Montgomery Public Schools, State Superintendent Michael Sentance says he would give it a B.  It’s an intervention process that has had its share of controversy with many Montgomery County Board of Education members complaining about a lack of collaboration.  Sentance says this is something he’s working on. “I enjoy them individually,…

MPS Failing School Transfer Numbers Released

Earlier this month we reported on parents transferring their kids out of failing Montgomery schools through the Alabama Accountability Act.  Now we’ve obtained the final numbers of just how many students are transferring. Montgomery Public Schools officials tell Alabama News Network that 69 students are transferring to Park Crossing High School.  That’s in comparison to just 37 students total transferring…