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MPS Boardmember Passionately Pleads Case for Ad Valorem Tax Increase

AD VALOREM TAX

At Tuesday night’s Montgomery School board meeting, the board approved the hiring of lobbyists to work on the Ad Valorem tax with the legislature. Before the vote, several members made impassioned pleas in support of the issue,  including District 1 member Jannah Bailey. Categories: Montgomery, News Extras, News Video Tags: Ad Valorem, Jannah Bailey, Montgomery Public School Board, mps

MPS Approves Contract for Second Charter School

Montgomery will soon have another charter school. The Montgomery Public School Board approved Life Academy’s contract to become the county’s second charter school. Life Academy will be located at the former Saint Jude Academy. Life Academy Executive Director Kia Debnam says they’ll to open for grades K through 2 in late 2021 and add grades over the next four years….

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…