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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…

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…