montgomery public schools

Hyundai to Donate $250,000 for STEM Education in Montgomery Public Schools

Hyundai Motor America has announced that it will donate $250,000 for STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) education in Montgomery Public Schools. This comes through the company’s Hyundai ST Math Initiative with the MIND Research Institute. Hyundai says this will benefit more than 3,000 students at five elementary schools including Catoma, T.S. Morris, Morningview, Seth Johnson and Brewbaker. Hyundai executives will host city dignitaries and…

Vandalism Being Investigated at Park Crossing High School

Montgomery Public Schools officials are investigating an incident overnight at Park Crossing High School where they say parts of the outside of the school and a system vehicle were vandalized. While the investigation is still ongoing, they say more than 20 students have been identified from video footage. School Superintendent Ann Moore says there will be penalties for these actions….

Will Teacher Cuts Help Montgomery Public Schools?

MPS Board Member Lesa Keith says Tuesday’s approval from the board of cutting 140 teacher positions, was one of the toughest. “You cannot have the decreasing students that we have and maintain the same personnel,” says Keith. MPS Board President Clare Weil is hoping the public will now buy into the system’s efforts to increase student success rates by increasing…

Montgomery Co. School Board Approves Cuts to Teachers and Services

At a special called meeting of the Montgomery County school board this afternoon, board members approved making cuts to the number of teachers and to various services. The school system is faced with a $10 million deficit. It must maintain $19.7 million in reserves. As a result, board members approved cutting 140 teacher positions for next school year. About half…

MPD: Teen Arrested After Taking Toy Gun on School Bus

Montgomery Police have charged a 15-year-old boy with possession of a weapon on school property after they say he brought a toy gun onto a Montgomery Public Schools bus Friday morning. The teen was also charged with harassment after a dispute with a female student while they waited to get on the bus.  Police say they stopped the bus after…

Park Crossing High School Student Charged with Having Loaded Gun at School

Alabama News Network has confirmed that a Park Crossing High School student was arrested and charged with having a loaded gun at school this morning. Tom Salter, a spokesman for Montgomery Public Schools says the student was a 16-year-old male. The student was also charged with marijuana possession. Salter says the student was stopped by a school administrator and searched….

MPS Super: 99 Doors at Lee H.S. Make Security Difficult.

Four students are changed in aftermath of Tuesday shooting

MPS Superintendent Ann Roy Moore says she’s not sure if anything can prevent a student who really wants to get into a school with a gun, but the system won’t stop doing everything possible to stop them anyway. She says there are 99 doors leading into Lee and its outbuildings, and the school opened in 1955. The age of the…

Contract for Charter School Conversion Fails to Pass at Montgomery County School Board

A contract to convert some Montgomery Public Schools into charter schools failed to pass at a meeting of the Montgomery County school board this afternoon. The proposed contract was presented by the Montgomery Education Foundation. MEF had received approval by the state department of education to create the first conversion charter schools by the fall. Now it appears there will…

2019 Alabama Failing Schools List Released

The Alabama Dept. of Education has released its list of failing schools for 2019.  This list, which is based on test scores and is required by The Alabama Accountability Act, includes 76 schools.  That number is essentially the same as last year. In Montgomery Public Schools, there are 10 schools on the failing list, compared to 11 in 2018 and…

MPS Teacher Charged with Sexual Contact with Minor Student

Teacher turned herself in today.

A former Montgomery Public Schools teacher is charged with having sex with a student. Police say 24-year-old Natasha Patronsky is charged with having sexual relations with a male student under the age of 19. School officials confirm she taught at Lanier High School when the incident happened. She was a first year Spanish teacher and had been with the school…