Category Archives: Schools

Foley High School to honor former athletes in Hall of Fame ceremony – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

July 21, 2016

FOLEY— Foley High School will honor 11 former athletes during its annual Hall of Fame ceremony to be held Friday, Aug. 26 before the Foley Lions’ game vs. the Fairhope Pirates at Ivan Jones Stadium in Foley.

A reception hosted by the FHS Alumni Association will be held in the Foley Elementary School gym/auditorium on Oak Street next to Ivan Jones Stadium’s west end zone beginning at 5:15 before the ball game.  All friends, family, classmates and well-wishers are invited to congratulate the inductees at this time.

via Foley High School to honor former athletes in Hall of Fame ceremony – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Orange Beach mayor: I want school agreement written in blood – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

July 21, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, AL – Now all that’s needed is a little understanding.

As in a Memorandum of Understanding. And the understanding needs to come in a hurry. As in before Aug. 1.

But from the sounds of the discussion in the Orange Beach Council Chambers on Tuesday night an understanding might be hard to come by at all, much less before Aug. 1.

via Orange Beach mayor: I want school agreement written in blood – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Orange Beach Pre-K enrollment still available – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

July 21, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, AL – Orange Beach Elementary School registration for the Pre-K Application Process is still open and will run from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. daily.

Previously the last day to register was April 15, but the deadline has been extended to fill out the 18-student class.Eligible children must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 2 2016.

via Orange Beach Pre-K enrollment still available – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

New Baldwin County Catholic High School Opens In August

June 29, 2016

FAIRHOPE, AL- In the middle of a cornfield east of Fairhope, something exciting is taking shape.

Construction continues on the 12 million dollar St. Michael Catholic High. The school will be Baldwin County’s only Catholic high school.

Saint Michael will only serve freshmen and sophomore when it opens August 17th. Junior and senior classes will be added over the next three years.

via New Baldwin County Catholic High School Opens In August.

Illegal immigrant children headed to Baldwin County? – FOX10 News | WALA

June 04, 2016

BALDWIN COUNTY, AL (WALA) - State and local officials are voicing concerns about the possibility of hosting illegal immigrant children in Baldwin County.

Friday afternoon, Alabama Senator Richard Shelby- (R) Ala. sent out a news release stating his objections to the idea.

The Office of Refugee Resettlement at the Department of Health and Human Services announced Friday illegal immigrant minors could potentially be housed at Naval Outlying Fields in Silverhill and Orange Beach.

via Illegal immigrant children headed to Baldwin County? – FOX10 News | WALA.

Why Baldwin County is extending summer break for students at a time of record-breaking tourism | AL.com

June 03, 2016

Baldwin County’s 30,000-plus school students are getting an extended summer break thanks to a push by state lawmakers and tourism leaders to keep the coastal area’s economy humming for a few more days in August.

The decision, approved by the county school board Tuesday with a 5-1 vote, puts off the start of school to Aug. 22. That’s a week later than the previously considered Aug. 15 start date.

via Why Baldwin County is extending summer break for students at a time of record-breaking tourism | AL.com.

Why Baldwin County is extending summer break for students at a time of record-breaking tourism | AL.com

June 02, 2016

Baldwin County’s 30,000-plus school students are getting an extended summer break thanks to a push by state lawmakers and tourism leaders to keep the coastal area’s economy humming for a few more days in August.

The decision, approved by the county school board Tuesday with a 5-1 vote, puts off the start of school to Aug. 22. That’s a week later than the previously considered Aug. 15 start date.

via Why Baldwin County is extending summer break for students at a time of record-breaking tourism | AL.com.

School’s Out For Summer!

May 27, 2016

LOXLEY, AL- Students in Baldwin County are officially on summer break!

Students were dismissed at noon Thursday. Teachers still have a few more work days in their classrooms before taking a break.

Faculty and staff at Loxley Elementary invited Supt. Eddie Tyler to spend the last day with them as they enjoyed “Fun Day.”

via School’s Out For Summer!.

Special tax districts for local schools | WPMI

May 25, 2016

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) — As the school year comes to a close in Baldwin County local communities like Gulf Shores and Fairhope are looking towards the future.

Finding money to build new schools may take center stage on the November ballot asking voters to create special tax districts.

A three million special tax district in the Gulf Shores High School feeder pattern would generate an additional $5.5 million a year. “It gives them that extra money to do what they want to do in that feeder pattern.”

via Special tax districts for local schools | WPMI.

Penny Sales Tax Talks Resurface

May 21, 2016

If you bought something in Baldwin County over the past six years, one penny on every dollar you’ve spent at the register has gone to public education.

The county’s one-percent school sales tax, which generates about 40 million in annual revenue, will expire in 2018.

School superintendent Eddie Tyler says teacher layoffs and cuts to extracurricular activities, special programs and services are all possibilities if the penny tax sunsets.

via Penny Sales Tax Talks Resurface.

Baldwin schools chief warns of financial ‘Armageddon,’ tosses coins during passionate display | AL.com

May 20, 2016

Eddie Tyler held a penny in his right hand and then pushed a $4 stack of quarters onto the floor.

It was an unusual illustration by the Baldwin County School superintendent Thursday into what he feels is the district greatest long-term threat: Financial stability if a penny sales tax isn’t renewed by Legislature before it expires in 2018.

“Each dollar represents $10 million,” said Tyler before tossing the quarters to the ground during a School Board meeting attended by a large group of parents and employees.

via Baldwin schools chief warns of financial ‘Armageddon,’ tosses coins during passionate display | AL.com.

Tax districts could mean millions for island, Eastern Shore schools – LagniappeLagniappe

May 19, 2016

The movement toward increased funding for schools within the Baldwin County Public School System is marching forward as officials in both Fairhope and Gulf Shores weigh new special tax districts they hope would mean millions in additional dollars for schools in their feeder patterns.

As leaders eye the potential loss of the countywide penny tax in 2018 and see the school system’s loss of 1 mill of property tax funding on the ballot in March, those at the municipal and county levels see a great opportunity in special tax districts.

via Tax districts could mean millions for island, Eastern Shore schools – LagniappeLagniappe.

Orange Beach Elementary receives “Award of Excellence” | WPMI

May 11, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WPMI) — Orange Beach Elementary School was recognized by Attorney General Luther Strange Tuesday as a safe school.

The school received the “Award of Excellence” for being one of seven public schools in the state that works to provide a safe environment for students.

via Orange Beach Elementary receives “Award of Excellence” | WPMI.

Orange Beach wins safe schools award for third straight year – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

May 11, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, AL —Attorney General Strange on May 10 presented Orange Beach Elementary School with the 2015 Attorney General’s Safe School Initiative Award of Excellence for Alabama State Board of Education District 1.

Schools were selected as winners from seven Alabama State School Board of Education districts, as well as three private schools for each region of the state. There were no nominees from District 4.

via Orange Beach wins safe schools award for third straight year – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Baldwin County virtual school program growing in popularity – FOX10 News | WALA

April 19, 2016

FAIRHOPE, AL (WALA) - Leaders with the Baldwin County Board of Education toured the system’s “virtual school” facility Monday, April 18, 2016.  It was the first of its kind in the state and now in its third year, enrollment continues to grow.

Headquartered in a rent-free facility on Faulkner State’s Fairhope campus, Baldwin County’s virtual school program continues to grow as more families look for alternative means of education.  Baldwin County School Board president, Shannon Cauley and superintendent, Eddie Tyler stopped in to visit with some students to find out what attracted them to the program.

via Baldwin County virtual school program growing in popularity – FOX10 News | WALA.

Results released in Fairhope education study – FOX10 News | WALA

April 14, 2016

The future of Fairhope education is now in the hands of the city council after results of an education study were released Wednesday night. The city paid $49,000 to assess how its five schools measure up to the top ten school systems in the state. We first told you about the study when the city council passed it in January.

via Results released in Fairhope education study – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Baldwin County BOE expanding six schools, costing $15.5 million – FOX10 News | WALA

April 12, 2016

At a special meeting Monday night, the Baldwin County school board approved plans to expand six schools, something many parents have been hoping for across the county.

Six Baldwin County schools will be getting bigger after the board gave the go ahead to a $15.5 million project proposed in November. Board members say building additions is how they’re dealing with a rapidly growing school system. The board says facilities have always been a big concern, and now six schools are getting much needed classrooms to replace the portables there now.

via Baldwin County BOE expanding six schools, costing $15.5 million – FOX10 News | WALA.

Baldwin Task Force Looking at Money Challenges

March 26, 2016

With the passage of most but not all property tax renewals this past March, Baldwin County school leaders are optimistic they can convince people to vote for another tax renewal around the corner. The school year is put on pause for the start of spring break. Members of the community advisory task force are taking stock of where they are–despite the fact a one-mil property tax failed, they’re confident things are moving in the right direction.

via Baldwin Task Force Looking at Money Challenges.

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