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MPS Exploring Face-to-Face Return Option for Students

As Montgomery Public Schools reaches the halfway point of the first nine weeks, system leaders are looking into the next nine weeks. Superintendent Dr. Ann Roy Moore and her leadership team say they are evaluating the current state of COVID-19 and preparing to add a face-to-face option for MPS students beginning the second nine-week grading period. “Our number one priority…

MPS Announces Routes and Schedule for Food Delivery Program

Starting Monday, August 31, Montgomery Public Schools (MPS) will deliver meals to limited MPS bus routes every Monday and Wednesday. School pickup sites will continue to be available Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 am-1 pm. The bus routes included in the delivery program are: COLUMBUS SQUARE HOMES (BUS 18-16) 7:15 A.M. – 8:00 A.M GIBBS VILLAGE EAST (BUS 18-17) 7:15…

Stuff The Truck Food Drive Happens This Weekend

Many of the challenges we face are even more difficult now because of the pandemic, so imagine what life must be like for Alabama students who depend on the free or reduced lunch program a for meal everyday. For many of them, it’s their only meal of the day. That is why Alabama News Network is teaming up with Tie…

MPS Offering WiFi Vouchers for Those Who Qualify

Starting this month, Montgomery Public Schools (MPS) students who qualify for free and reduced lunch will receive Wi-Fi vouchers. The vouchers will assist with internet connectivity for distance learning. The program, Alabama Broadband Connectivity (ABC), will provide the Wi-Fi vouchers. The vouchers will help cover equipment and service costs for high-speed internet service. Although MPS is currently providing all students…

MPS Audit: Former Jefferson Davis High School Assistant Principal Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

Former Jefferson Davis High School assistant principal, Walter James, III, is facing up to 20 years in prison for mishandling $330,060.15, as detailed in a 2017 MPS audit. An audit of the Montgomery Public Schools financial records showed more than $700,000 missing from the school system. Montgomery Public Schools Chief Financial Officer Arthur Watts originally discovered the misuse of school…

Montgomery Leaders Urge Residents to Support School Referendum

Montgomery County area leaders today said it’s time to invest more than the bare minimum in Montgomery Public Schools. On Wednesday officials announced the formation of a community-wide campaign to raise awareness of the upcoming school funding referendum. MPS Superintendent Ann Roy Moore and MPS School Board President Clare Weil alongside Montgomery County Commission Chairman Elton Dean, Montgomery Mayor Steven…

Montgomery Voters to Decide on Tax Increase Benefiting Public Schools in November

Montgomery County residents will be voting on a tax increase, in the upcoming November election that would benefit Montgomery Public Schools. After making its way through the legislature earlier this year, The Montgomery County Commission voted unanimously Monday, on a resolution to have the proposed tax increase on the ballot for voters to decide. Currently, Montgomery County sits at the…

MPS Breaks Ground on New Facility for Booker T. Washington Magnet High School

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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…