Last Updated on August 17, 2023 by Robert C. Hoopes
Title: Montgomery Public Schools Declares Emergency Following Fire at Park Crossing High School
In a swift response to the fire incident that occurred at Park Crossing High School, the Montgomery Public Schools Board of Education has declared an emergency to expedite repairs and ensure the timely reopening of the school. The emergency declaration allows the board to bypass the traditional bidding process and collaborate directly with contractors experienced in similar situations.
Chad Anderson, the executive director of operations at MPS, expressed appreciation for the quick response of the maintenance, logistics, and security departments in handling the emergency. Their efforts have played a significant role in mitigating the impact of the fire and ensuring that repairs can commence promptly.
Efforts are already underway to address the immediate needs of the students affected by the fire. The technology and student services departments are working diligently to provide Chromebooks to students who are unable to return to school. Distribution of the Chromebooks will take place on Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. inside the mini-Park Crossing gymnasium.
Recognizing the potential impact on students’ nutrition during this temporary closure, the child nutrition staff members will provide bagged lunches for Park Crossing students who are unable to attend school. However, specific details regarding the meal distribution plan have yet to be publicly announced.
Keeping all stakeholders well-informed, MPS will continue to publish regular updates on social media platforms. Students and families of Park Crossing High School are encouraged to visit the official Montgomery Alabama Public Schools website for the latest information on repairs, reopening dates, and other relevant announcements.
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As the Montgomery Public Schools Board of Education takes decisive action to swiftly restore normalcy at Park Crossing High School, the student and wider community can rest assured that all necessary steps are being taken to minimize the impact of this unfortunate incident on their educational journey.