montgomery public schools

MPS Failing Schools Transfer Numbers

Some parents are taking matters into their own hands in an attempt to get their children out of failing schools and the Alabama Accountability Act is one solution they are finding.  It allows for parents to get tax credits if they transfer their child out of a failing school. So far Alabama News Network has learned that seven M.P.S. schools…

State Releases Audit Results of Montgomery Public Schools

The Alabama Board of Education has released its audit report into Montgomery Public Schools. Earlier this year, the state took over 27 schools in the system, which is about half of Montgomery Public Schools’ facilities. In the overall categories of the audit, the state found these results: Overall effectiveness – Inadequate Effectiveness of Leadership and Governance – Inadequate Effectiveness of…

Newly Appointed MPS Superintendent on Priorities for School System

Soon after Montgomery Public Schools Superintendent Margaret Allen announced her retirement Monday, officials with the State Department of Education appointed Dr. Reginald Eggleston to the job.  Dr. Eggleston will continue his role as Chief Education Officer while assuming superintendent duties. Friday he shared that he will be the acting superintendent throughout entire intervention process and he’ll soon be attending Montgomery…

School Board Members React to New Superintendent Announcement

Margaret Allen was greeted with applause and gratitude at Tuesday’s MPS School Board meeting, just one day after announcing plans to retire. “I’m very very grateful, I really am. It’s good for somebody to say thank you,” she explained.   Just hours after the news broke Monday, the State Department of Education announced Dr. Reginald Eggleston as her replacement.  Eggleston…

MPS Board Takes Concerns to State Dept. of Education

After frustrations boiled over at last week’s Montgomery Public Schools board meeting, school leaders took their concerns directly to the state department of education and asked for answers Monday. MPS Board Member Melissa Snowden shared documents from the meeting with Alabama News Network.  One of the biggest concerns from the MPS board was a lack of organization and communication. “At…

Board Members Upset with MPS Intervention Process

A few months in to the State Department of Education’s intervention into Montgomery Public Schools, board members are speaking out about the process.  Many say they are unhappy with how the intervention has gone so far. Board Member Melissa Snowden says the intervention has not been the collaborative process they expected it to be. She says the lack of a…

Funeral Arrangements Set for MPS Student Jaquerria Timmons

The funeral arrangements for 14-year-old Jaquerria Timmons have been announced. Services will be held at True Divine Baptist Church located at 4525 Virginia Loop Rd, Saturday, May 13 at 2:00 pm. Visitation is scheduled for all day Friday, May 12 and at noon on May 13. According to Montgomery Public Schools, the family needs assistance with funeral expenses. Anyone wanting…

Final Community Engagement Forum for MPS Intervention

The Alabama State Department of Education hosted the final community engagement forum for the intervention into Montgomery Public Schools Thursday evening at Park Crossing High School. Parents had a chance to hear from state officials directly about the intervention.  They also had the chance to ask questions. Parent Narissa Keeler says she still wants to know more about what the…

Montgomery City/County Schools

Intervention Q&A meeting is tonight.

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Montgomery Public Schools Budget Hearing

With the possibility of a state takeover looming, Montgomery Public Schools officials are working on issues highlighted by State Superintendent Michael Sentance.  The first issue involves the school’s finances.  The School Board recently appointed Brenda Palmer as Interim Chief School Financial Officer. With the position now filled, they held a budget hearing Tuesday evening. School Board President Robert Porterfield says…