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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…

MPS School Board Approves Charter School Application

The process continues for LIFE Academy, a possible new charter school in Montgomery. The Montgomery County School Board approved the charter school’s application at its Tuesday night school board meeting. “Oh my goodness, I think my heart was just going to leap out my chest, I’m so excited,” LIFE Academy Board Member Grace Ward said. And excitement is other board…

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…

I-Team Extra: Crumbling Classrooms

In an Alabama News Network I-Team Extra, Andrew James investigates maintenance needs across the Montgomery Public School system.   School leaders estimate deferred maintenance needs are near $200 million and say the money in the budget doesn’t even scratch the surface. So what is the plan to address the maintenance needs & who will pay for it?  Hear what MPS…

11 Montgomery Public Schools Make “Lowest Performing Schools in Alabama” List

Nearly a dozen Montgomery Public Schools have been named in this year’s legislature-mandated list of the lowest performing schools in Alabama. Compared to the list released last January, the total number of schools has risen from 10 to 11. That is the second-highest number in the state, behind Birmingham City Schools, which had 16. Overall, there are 75 schools statewide…

What’s Next for Montgomery Public Schools?

On Tuesday February 19, the Montgomery County School Board voted no to a contract. That contract would have put charter school conversions in motion. Now that the contract has been struck down what is next? Many members of the school board are not against charter schools. They were against the short amount of time they had to review that contract…

MPS Board Discusses Report Card Assessment

The more pressing topic at Thursday’s MPS board meeting was a recent report card grade. The school system went from a grade of D, up to a C. MPS superintendent Dr. Ann Roy Moore says they are excited about the higher grade, but there is still much work to be done. The school system is still under state intervention, and…

MPS Leaders Respond to Declining Enrollment Numbers

Data collected by the Alabama Department of Education reveals that Montgomery Public Schools is shrinking, and we know that enrollment numbers have been dropping for many years now. MPS Superintendent Dr. Ann Roy Moore says the biggest factor in this decline is the opening of Pike Road Schools.  Every year the system loses students to Pike Road as the new…