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MPS Teacher Vacancies As School Year Approaches

Hundreds of job openings, that’s what you’ll find if you look on the Montgomery Public Schools website right now.  With school less than two weeks away, we asked school leaders how they plan to fill these positions and learned the numbers online may not be accurate.   There are 368 open positions listed on MPS’ website right now.  They range…

Reaction to MPS Board Primary Election

After last night’s primary election, it looks like changes will be coming to the Montgomery Public School Board. Incumbent Melissa Snowden was defeated and Board President Robert Porterfield is moving to a runoff. Newcomer Jannah Bailey defeated Snowden on the republican side of the District Five race, and board president Robert Porterfield will face off with Claudia Mitchell in a…

MPS Accreditation Status Changed To ‘Under Review’

Officials with the accrediting board-AdvancED met with the Montgomery Public School Board Wednesday, for an update in the school systems’ accreditation status. AdvancED State Director Andre Harrison, announced the change from ‘accredited’ to ‘under review’ point, he says not to be confused with probation. Harrison presented a report based on info gathered in a special review conducted by 6 educators …

Contract To Sell Georgia Washington Middle School Expires

A lawsuit by the Alabama Education Association (AEA) challenging the sale of Georgia Washington Middle School to the Town of Pike Road has not yet been given a final ruling from a judge. However, Pike Road’s attorney says the sale has already been called off. Attorney Doyle Fuller, says the sale of the school has been terminated after the contract…

MPS Leaders Weigh In On Return of $1.4 Million

The State Department of Education has repaid Montgomery Public Schools 1.4 million dollars, that was mistakenly sent to the town of Pike Road in November 2016. The money would have been returned in the sale of Georgia Washington Middle School to the Town of Pike Road; part of interim superintendent Ed Richardson’s intervention plan to fix the school system’s finances….

MPS Letter to Teachers and Staff

Late Friday emailing

The Montgomery Public School Chief Administrative Officer released this letter late this afternoon about the system’s financial difficulties.   Dear Faculty and Staff: As you prepare to enjoy a well-deserved Spring Break, I would like to settle any concerns you may have about the stability of the school district.  I value you as dedicated educators and want to provide you…

MPS Postpones Meetings to Discuss School Closings and Rezoning

Montgomery Public Schools has announced that this month’s planned meetings to discuss school closings and rezoning of the system have been postponed. Those meetings were scheduled for March 20-22 and March 26th. The district has not said when or if those meetings will be rescheduled. Categories: Montgomery, News Tags: montgomery public schools, mps, School Closiings, state intervention, Tom Salter

Superintendent Fears Loss Of Accreditation in Montgomery Public Schools, Says “Major Changes” Still Needed

Interim State Superintendent, Dr. Ed Richardson says there’s a need for new plans to fix the serious financial and academic concerns in Montgomery Public schools and fears they could soon face bigger issues. In a blunt assessment of the intervention process so far at a State School board meeting Thursday, Richardson told board members that the intervention is taking more…

Local Church Leaders Commit To Improving Montgomery Public Schools

It was a day of brain storming, as local church leaders met with teachers and staff to find out what they can bring to the table, in Montgomery Public Schools. A group called the Pan-Methodist Group, made up of people across several church denominations, met at E.D. Nixon Elementary to find out how they can do more to be apart…

What’s Next For Montgomery Public Schools’ Budget?

There is still a lot of uncertainty surrounding what budget cuts, and downsizing could mean for Montgomery Public Schools. Officials say the system is facing 5 million dollars in cuts under the new budget. Members of the school board met with interim state  superintendent, Ed Richardson Monday to discuss some of the tough decisions to come, including the estimated 80…