Guest Editorial: Support Schools

There are a lot of things good about Montgomery Public Schools. We have challenges as well.

Wilson Elementary and Carr Middle School opened their doors last August. The new Carver High and Bellingrath are under construction.

Innovative career academies are training our students for the jobs of the future and attacking our drop out challenge. More than 90 percent of our schools have met or exceeded the federal standards for adequate yearly progress.

The national media have identified several of our public schools as among the best in the nation.

Budget cuts totaling $28 million in just the past few months present unique challenges. Many of our teachers are using their own personal money to buy school supplies.

I'm asking you to focus on helping our teachers and children by donating $50 per teacher for supplies.

You can help by making a tax deductible contribution at any Regions Bank branch and help us meet our $100,000 goal. Please support our children. Our kids are our future.

Mayor of Montgomery,
Todd Strange