Montgomery schools

Montgomery Legislators React to Proposed Ad Valorem Tax

MPS officials say the school system is underfunded, and an increase in property taxes would solve the problems. At Tuesday night’s Montgomery School Board meeting, the board approved the hiring of lobbyist to push an ad valorem tax to legislatures. “We really need to at least bring this vote to the people and let them decide,” says Dr. Ann Roy…

Crumbling Classrooms: A Look Inside MPS Schools & the Millions It Will Take to Repair

Two hundred million dollars in deferred maintenance… That’s just the estimate for Montgomery Public Schools, but one board member said that number could actually be higher. Unusable classrooms, faulty heat and A.C. units… and numerous schools that need new roofs. Now, we’re taking you inside the schools to see these issues up close. It is no secret that Montgomery Public…

MPS Still Without A 2018 Fiscal Budget

School board holds second hearing on budget

1/1IMG_0211 Show Caption Hide Caption The Montgomery Public School Board of Education held a second budget meeting Thursday.  This, in an attempt to finalize a 2018 fiscal budget plan. A budget was proposed on Tuesday which included the $9.85 million sale of Georgia Washington Middle School. Chief Education Officer Reginald Eggleston recommended the initial budget option to the board –…

Alabama Community School Network

Cut from Federal Trump Budget

An old schoolroom at Old Alabama Town in Montgomery.   Montgomery School Superintendent Margaret Allen says she hopes Community Schools will survive in the Federal Education Budget. She made her comment in our interview with her about the state takeover of the non-magnet schools in the system. Federal funding for the programs has been eliminated in the budget proposed by…

Construction on Schedule for New School at Old Montgomery Mall

Construction work on two schools headed to the old Montgomery Mall is moving ahead at full speed. You may have noticed lots of construction equipment at the now One Center.  School officials say while there is plenty of exterior work going on, most of the construction is taking place on the inside. The Montgomery Preparatory Academy for Career Technologies is expected…