montgomery public schools

School Board VP Speaks Out about Teacher Absences

As Montgomery Public Schools officials craft their response to State Superintendent Michael Sentance, School Board Vice President Lesa Keith is speaking out about one problem directly affecting students. Keith says there are serious teacher attendance issues with many teachers not showing up to work because of discipline problems with students. “We’ve got teachers that are missing 30, 40, 50 days…

School Board Votes on Response to State Superintendent

The Montgomery County School Board voted unanimously Friday to work with the State Department of Education on an intervention. Superintendent Margaret Allen has created committees to address numerous issues State Superintendent Michael Sentance has highlighted.  Each School Board member will work with one of those committees. School Board Vice President Dr. Lesa Keith voiced her concerns about teacher attendance issues….

Montgomery Public Schools Faces Possible State Takeover

Montgomery currently has 12 different schools that qualified as failing in Alabama in 2016. That’s about 15 percent, and after looking at recent test scores, Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange says things aren’t moving in the right direction. “We only have one in 5 of our schools that have their students at state average, and certainly our state average isn’t that…

Dept. of Education: $1 Million Inadvertently Sent to Pike Road Schools

Close to $1.4 million that was supposed to be allocated to Montgomery Public Schools was mistakenly sent to Pike Road City Schools, according to the Alabama Department of Education. Michael Sibley, Director of Communications for the Alabama Department of Education, sent Alabama News Network the following statement: “In every school system’s initial year, all funding computations are entered manually.  They…

Montgomery Superintendent Welcomes Students Back to School

Montgomery Public Schools superintendent Margaret Allen welcomed students back to school at TS Morris Elementary on Wednesday. Allen gave students high five and hugs to the teachers and parents while encouraging them to have a successful school year. She also handed out last minute school supplies to some students.  Allen said it’s so important to make sure students, parents and teachers…

MPS Virtual School Begins Accepting Applications

Montgomery Public Schools’ Virtual School Program will begin accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year on May 12 through June 2, 2016. The program, which was piloted last year, is open to all students in grades 9-12 who are on track to graduate with their cohort and have passed all coursework. The MPS Virtual School Program utilizes a flexible learning…