montgomery public schools

State School Officials “Cautiously Optimistic” about MPS Finances, Despite Audit Showing $700,000 Missing

Source: School Superintendents of Alabama Here are the latest developments in the story that Alabama News Network was first to bring you Sunday.  State School Superintendent Eric Mackey has released a statement following news of an audit of Montgomery Public Schools that shows $700,000 missing. In part, Mackey says, “Despite the findings already uncovered, we remain cautiously optimistic about the…

Audit of Montgomery Public Schools Shows Over $700,000 Missing

An audit of Montgomery Public Schools shows over $700,000 missing. The audit which is from Oct. 2017 to Sept. 2018 shows $703,197.66 missing. The audit says letters were sent to current and former employees requesting repayments of the money. CLICK HERE to read the full audit. One section details how public funds at Brewbaker Tech Magnet High School were used…

UPDATE: DA Bailey wants Bond Raised and Restraints Against MPS Teacher Accused of Sexual Abuse Against 12-Year-Old Student

Courtesy: Floyd Middle School website Montgomery County District Attorney Daryl Bailey requested that Michael Bradley’s bond be changed from $8,000 to $250,000. Bradley, a teacher at Floyd Middle Magnet, is charged with two counts: One for Sexual Abuse and the other for a School Employee Having Sexual Contact with a Student. Both are Class C felonies with a recommended bail…

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…