Alabama superintendent recommending 'more active role' in Montgomery schools

Friday, September 27, 2013

State schools superintendent Tommy Bice said today that he will be recommending the Alabama State Department of Education take “an active role” in Montgomery Public Schools, an action Bice said goes beyond a monitor that the Montgomery school board requested on Tuesday.

Bice said the recommendation wouldn’t rise to a full intervention, but would be an action known as interposition. That step can be a precursor to intervention, which requires approval from the state board.

“We see us doing a little more than a monitor,” Bice said. “There are several areas of concern that we want to address. What happens from here will depend a lot on how the meeting this afternoon goes.”

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