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MPS releases accountability report ahead of report card grade

A teen is facing charges after a threat against Montgomery Public Schools was posted to social...
A teen is facing charges after a threat against Montgomery Public Schools was posted to social media Tuesday. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
Updated: Dec. 21, 2018 at 5:56 PM CST
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A week before Montgomery Public Schools expect to receive its state report card, the district posted its accountability report for the public to see. The report is a legal requirement that allows for transparency for school districts and their communities.

The report includes documents about the district’s financial status and progress, safety, discipline reports by school and student achievement.

Documents include a slideshow laying out the budget hearing process for the 2019 fiscal year. MPS submitted its budget on time with the required one month’s reserve under the leadership of Chief School Financial Officer Arthur Watts.

While state and system officials have said student achievement is a hard, lengthy fix, the district has announced forward strides in balancing its budget and addressing safety and transportation improvements cited earlier this year by its accrediting body.

Next Friday, MPS expects to receive its state report card. The report card will give letter grades to each school and the district as a whole based on a number of standards, including many in the accountability report.

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