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Petition to Rename Confederate-Named Schools in Montgomery Gaining Momentum, What’s Next?

The list of signatures is growing longer, on an online petition to rename all Confederate-named schools in Montgomery. Monday, more 20,000 people had signed a week-old Change.org petition asking the Montgomery County School Board to the have the names Robert E. Lee High School,  Jefferson Davis High School and Sidney Lanier High School. As District 5 school board member Jannah…

Claire Weil: “MPS has made “huge gains” in the last 18 months when it comes to finances and becoming fully accredited”

The Alabama State Board of Education has removed Montgomery Public Schools from state intervention during Thursday’s work session. The resolution would have to be placed on a formal meeting agenda at a later date before final approval. Alabama News Network reporter Andrew James spoke with Board President Clare Weil about the report. She says they are “hopeful” and feels MPS…

Three MPS Schools Ranked in Top 10 in State, LAMP Ranked in National Top 25

U.S. News and World Report has released its 2020 list of the top high schools in America. Three Montgomery County schools are ranked in the top 10 in Alabama, with one grabbing both the state’s top spot and a top 25 national ranking. LAMP (Loveless Academic Magnet High School) is ranked the No. 1 high school in Alabama and the…

MPS Considering Digital Learning Options During COVID-19 School Closure

School systems across Alabama are operating with uncertainty, as teachers and students are home for an unexpected break amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Alabama students are out of school until April 6th under Governor Kay Ivey’s orders, though that is subject to change at a moments notice. A task force lead by superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey has been assessing whether the…

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…

MPS Boardmember Passionately Pleads Case for Ad Valorem Tax Increase

AD VALOREM TAX

At Tuesday night’s Montgomery School board meeting, the board approved the hiring of lobbyists to work on the Ad Valorem tax with the legislature. Before the vote, several members made impassioned pleas in support of the issue,  including District 1 member Jannah Bailey. Categories: Montgomery, News Extras, News Video Tags: Ad Valorem, Jannah Bailey, Montgomery Public School Board, mps

MPS Approves Contract for Second Charter School

Montgomery will soon have another charter school. The Montgomery Public School Board approved Life Academy’s contract to become the county’s second charter school. Life Academy will be located at the former Saint Jude Academy. Life Academy Executive Director Kia Debnam says they’ll to open for grades K through 2 in late 2021 and add grades over the next four years….

Montgomery Public Schools Regains Accreditation after Almost 2 years “Under Review”

Montgomery Public School leaders are proud to be turning a new leaf, after regaining its full accreditation status. The good news was the purpose of a special called board meeting Monday, after nearly two years of it’s accreditation status being “under review”. “This status now belongs to you because you are MPS… I knew we could do it from the…

MPS School Bus Involved in Early Morning Crash

Source: Montgomery Fire/Rescue Montgomery Fire & Rescue is investigating an early morning accident involving a school bus and two other vehicles. The accident happened at Woodley Road and East South Boulevard in Montgomery. Montgomery Public Schools tell Alabama News Network that a bus driver had a minor injury, but did not need treatment. A student and aide were also on…

Montgomery School Teacher Charged with Sexual Abuse Against 12-Year-Old

Courtesy: Floyd Middle School The Montgomery Police Department charged Michael Bradley, 57, with one count each of a school employee having sexual contact with a student under the age of 19 and second-degree sexual abuse. MPD said a sexual abuse investigation started on January 29th.  The incident happened on January 23rd at Floyd Middle Magnet. Bradley was employed as a…