schools

Thank You for your Support in the 6th Annual ‘Stuff the Truck’ Event

The 6th annual ‘Stuff the Truck’ event kicked off today. 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 each day. For many of them, it’s their only meal of the day….

Autauga County Schools Hiring Substitute Teachers, Bus Drivers, More

Autauga County Schools is trying to fill a substitute shortage before students head back to school in just over two weeks. There’s a need for more than just teachers. The district is seeking substitute bus drivers, custodians and even school nurses. Starting pay is $100 a day for teachers, and up to $20 an hour for custodians, bus drivers and…

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…

Coronavirus and Children, UAB Pediatrician Gives Insight

As the start of the school year inches closer, there are still many unknowns about coronavirus and children. Alabama News Network spoke with Dr. GiGi Youngblood of Children’s Hospital of Alabama to get some answers. A portion of the interview can be read below. Q: When it comes to children and coronavirus, are children more or less susceptible to the virus? A:…

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…

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…

Elmore County School Board Approves $50 Million Bond

Monday night the  Elmore County School board unanimously approved a $50 million bond for new building projects in the school system over the next several years. The plans include building a new middle school in Redland, expanding the county’s technical school, building a new band room at stanhope elmore, and several other projects. Elmore County Superintendent Richard Dennis says Elmore…

Boots & Brellas Drive for MPS Students

Montgomery Public Schools attendance is dropping on days when it rains and school leaders say that’s because many students don’t have rain gear. For that reason, many local organizations have teamed up with MPS for the Boots and Brellas Drive.   They’re asking for donations of all types of rain gear for students at E.T. Davis and E.D. Nixon Elementary Schools. …

New Alabama State Superintendent of Schools Selected

Source: School Superintendents of Alabama The state school board has selected Dr. Eric Mackey as the new superintendent of schools.  Mackey currently serves as the executive director of School Superintendents of Alabama. Board members voted five to four to hire Mackey over Jefferyson County Schools Superintendent Craig Pouncey. Hoover City Schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy didn’t receive any votes.  Mackey replaces Michael Sentance who…

Montgomery School Board Chooses Interim Superintendent

The Montgomery County School Board has selected Ann Moore as interim superintendent of Montgomery Public Schools. Moore is the former superintendent of Huntsville City Schools. The board interviewed Moore and Larry Dichiara in a special meeting today. Dichiara is the former superintendent of Phenix City Schools, and the head of the state intervention of Selma City Schools. The board recently…