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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A public school district in Alabama will require students to wear masks for in-person classes when the school year kicks off in August. 

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama school district says it will begin deploying school buses Wednesday to provide Wi-Fi hot spots to students in need of internet access. 

News outlets report Montgomery Public Schools plans to park six buses around town for students to get connected while learning remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic. Most of the hot spots were expected to be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An audit of a school district in Alabama shows administrators misused over $700,000.

News outlets report the funds were used by six current and former Montgomery Public Schools employees on items such as alcohol, payments to a strip club and scholarships for an administrator's children.

The money went missing or was misused between October 2017 and September 2018. Many of the administrators no longer work for the district. At least one has repaid his misused funds.

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Authorities in Alabama say a newly hired middle school teacher has been charged with sexually abusing a 12-year-old student.

News outlets report Montgomery police charged 57-year-old Michael Bradley on Wednesday with having sexual contact with a student under the age of 19 and second-degree sexual abuse.

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Alabama’s capital city is currently dealing with a shortage of school bus drivers.

The Montgomery Advertiser reports the Montgomery Public Schools are working toward solutions for the lack of drivers at the start of this school year. A school official says the district is seeking more drivers, but they aren't receiving any applications despite efforts to advertise openings.

Of Montgomery Public Schools's 159 routes, 151 have a driver with no subs. The problem becomes even worse when drivers call out.

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Six Montgomery Public Schools educators accused of participating in a district-wide grade changing scheme are facing state trials.

The Montgomery Advertiser reports the district's former assistant superintendent, two principals, an assistant principal and two teachers are expected to appear before an administrative law judge in December.

The newspaper reports the educators could lose their teaching certificates.

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Alabama's schools superintendent says a state investigation into grade-changing allegations at Montgomery Public Schools has turned up "significant findings."

Superintendent of Education Tommy Bice tells The Montgomery Advertiser that he has been provided with a large number of documents related to the findings, which he called "troubling."

Bice said the findings uncovered in the investigation are serious enough that he planned to spend part of the upcoming holiday period reviewing the documents.

The mayor of Montgomery said everyone should "just shut up" about the investigation into whether grades were altered in Montgomery County's public school system.

Mayor Todd Strange said whatever the facts are, the board of education will do the right thing. He said his advice is for everyone to quit discussing the investigation until the results are seen.

The Montgomery Advertiser reports (http://on.mgmadv.com/R87Xjc) that the mayor made the comments as he closed his media briefing Thursday.