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MPS Parents and Officials React to Gov. Ivey’s Statement

On Tuesday, Governor Kay Ivey released a statement urging educational officials to return to in-person learning as soon as possible. As COVID-19 hospitalizations reached a record high this week, several MPS parents say they are concerned with the governor’s decision. Some say Governor Ivey should consider waiting until vaccines are approved and distributed. Other parents suggest, leaving it up to…

Police Arrest Suspect in Murder of MPS Teacher

Montgomery police have charged a suspect in the November 18 death of Shai Hudson, 46, of Montgomery. Police identified Don Hayes, 37, of Montgomery as the suspect and charged him with Hudson’s murder. On November 18, police responded to the 1800 block of Gillespie Drive in reference to a found body. Police identified Hudson as the victim. The circumstances surrounding…

Should MPS Students Return After Thanksgiving Break?

In Tuesday’s school board meeting, MPS Superintendent Dr. Ann Roy Moore suggested that students return from Thanksgiving break on Dec. 7. Several parents and teachers disagree with Moore and believe students shouldn’t return until after Christmas break. MPS Board President, Clare Weil, says there are pros and cons to both suggestions. The board will meet on Thursday to discuss and…

MPS Officials Say 15,000 Laptops Are On The Way

After waiting seven months, MPS officials say they have received good news about the 15,000 laptops they ordered. In April, the laptops were ordered once students began learning virtually. Though, whenever MPS officials would check on the order, they were told the computers were ‘backlogged’. MPS Board President, Clare Weil, says on Tuesday they found out good news. “Every school…

Former Mayor Strange Joins Mayor Reed in Final Plea for MPS Funding

On Friday, Oct. 30, former Mayor Todd Strange and current Mayor Steven Reed, met at city hall to give a final plea to voters to vote for MPS funding on election day. The two say funding MPS schools will benefit students, improve schools, and enhance the city’s narrative. Mayor Reed says gaining the communities trust is a vital part in…

MPS Releases Weekly COVID-19 Numbers

Montgomery Public Schools is now releasing data showing the number of new positive COVID-19 cases in each school. The total number for each school include both employees and students who notified MPS that they tested positive for the virus. The system says the data is reported by the schools at the end of each school days and is provided to…

MPS Employees Protest Return to In-Person Learning

Thousands of Montgomery Public Schools students left the virtual classroom and returned to the traditional Tuesday, October 13. But around 100 teachers protested the decision to re-start classroom learning. While students have the option to return to school or continue with virtual learning, teachers say they wanted the same option. Some said that Montgomery Public Schools doesn’t have a plan…

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…