Category Archives: Schools

Father outraged after 3rd grader is exposed to pornographic viru – FOX10 News | WALA

August 30, 2015

A Baldwin County father says his 8-year-old daughter was accidentally exposed to pornographic images on her school-issued laptop.

Brandon Reissiger says his 3rd grader at Foley Elementary opened her school laptop upon her teacher’s instruction Tuesday afternoon. He said when his daughter opened the web browser on the laptop, several pornographic images began popping up uncontrollably.

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Father outraged after 3rd grader is exposed to pornographic viru – FOX10 News | WALA

August 29, 2015

A Baldwin County father says his 8-year-old daughter was accidentally exposed to pornographic images on her school-issued laptop.

Brandon Reissiger says his 3rd grader at Foley Elementary opened her school laptop upon her teacher’s instruction Tuesday afternoon. He said when his daughter opened the web browser on the laptop, several pornographic images began popping up uncontrollably.

After showing her teacher, the teacher attempted to close the pop-ups, but more kept opening. The teacher shut the laptop, and put it away, according to Reissiger.

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Superintendent finalists “meet and greet” with Baldwin County re – FOX10 News | WALA

August 27, 2015

The search has been narrowed down to the final three, and now the public has the opportunity to ask the finalists their burning questions. Wednesday, August 26, the Baldwin County Board of Education BCBE held a “meet and greet” session at the system’s Loxley office for members of the community and employees of the school system.

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Why are more black students suspended than white students? – FOX10 News | WALA

August 26, 2015

Black students in Mobile and Baldwin Counties are suspended at a disproportionate rate to their percentage in the public school population, according to a study published by the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education.

The survey examined the rate of school suspension and expulsion of Black students in 13 southern states, including Alabama, Florida and Mississippi.  It claims districts in the South were responsible for 50% of Black student expulsions from public schools in the United States.

via Why are more black students suspended than white students? – FOX10 News | WALA.

Baldwin student wants to relax school uniform policy rules – FOX10 News | WALA

August 24, 2015

A senior at Foley High School started a petition to end the ban on non-collared shirts at Baldwin County schools, and thousands of people are supporting her.

The total number of signatures is now up to 5,300. The goal was 5,000, but she says she wants to get as many as she can. The new goal is set at 7,000 signatures.

via Baldwin student wants to relax school uniform policy rules – FOX10 News | WALA.

Baldwin County students head back to school, amid budget concern – FOX10 News | WALA

August 18, 2015

It was a rainy Monday morning across the Gulf Coast as students prepared for their first day of school. Summer is officially over for students in Baldwin County, and some were ready to go this morning.

Parents and students were up early this morning, waiting outside the doors at Daphne Elementary School. Jonathan Ellis, principal of the school, says he was feeling the excitement.

via Baldwin County students head back to school, amid budget concern – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Baldwin County superintendent search narrowed down to 3 – FOX10 News | WALA

August 18, 2015

The Baldwin County Board of Education has narrowed its top five candidates down to three, the board said on Monday.

The three finalists are:

Dr. John Green, Former Superintendent, Jackson County Schools, Georgia and independent education consultant

Dr. James W. “Kip” Stevens, Head of School, Crisp Academy, Cordele, Georgia

Mr. Carl E. Tyler, Superintendent, Eufaula City Schools

via Baldwin County superintendent search narrowed down to 3 – FOX10 News | WALA.

Free day of pampering for Baldwin County students before school – FOX10 News | WALA

August 17, 2015

Thirty-four Baldwin County school girls got star treatment today. It’s all thanks to a local mom who wanted to “Pay It Forward.”

As Lenise Ligon told you on FOX10 News Friday, Hayley Milstead of Foley is a stay at home mom with a big heart. She opened her door to pamper local girls; to do their nails and hair, and give them a stress-free time before school starts on Monday.

via Free day of pampering for Baldwin County students before school – FOX10 News | WALA.

Poor Turnout At Baldwin Schools Budget Meeting

August 14, 2015

LOXLEY, AL- Words like mistrust, mismanagement and lack of transparency were used to describe why Baldwin County voters overwhelmingly shot down a tax increase to build new schools and also voted to eliminate existing school taxes.

But when the board of education invited the public to attend a budget hearing in Loxley Thursday night, about 20 people showed up.

via Poor Turnout At Baldwin Schools Budget Meeting.

Countdown to New Baldwin County School Year

August 11, 2015

The hustle and bustle of a new school year has already begun for these teachers at Robertsdale Elementary. “It’s not sad to start school, it’s just sad to see summer go,” says teacher Leslie Nettles.

The new school year brings new possibilities but it also brings old problems; funding challenges, the continued search for a superintendent and overcrowding.

via Countdown to New Baldwin County School Year.

Gulf Shores High gearing up for 2015-16 school year – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

August 05, 2015

GULF SHORES, AL — It’s a rare occasion when you don’t find Ernie Rosado excited about Gulf Shores High School and on the cusp of a new year with some new programs starting up, he’s the same ol’ Ernie.

He loves to tout his school’s slogan borrowed from Gen. Colin Powell, “one team, one fight.” And he ends every text, email or voice mail with a hearty “Go Dolphins.”

via Gulf Shores High gearing up for 2015-16 school year – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Foley High School Spirit Night set for Aug. 14 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

July 31, 2015

FOLEY — The rich history of all things blue and gold will be celebrated during Foley High School Spirit Night on Friday, Aug. 14 at Ivan Jones Stadium.

Anyone who attended Foley High School and was a member of the marching band, cheerleading squads or any athletic program at the school is invited to take part in the celebration.

via Foley High School Spirit Night set for Aug. 14 – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Two down, Three to go in Baldwin Co. Supt. Search

July 30, 2015

If there is one thing that Dr. Reginald Eggleston and Dr. James Stevens want you to know about them, it’s this.

“My role would be to come in to build relationships, regain the trust of the community, work with the staff and demonstrate to everyone that we have the best interest for the community as well as the young people who we have the responsibility of educating,” says Eggleston who is currently the assistant superintendent of Mobile County Schools.

via Two down, Three to go in Baldwin Co. Supt. Search.

Baldwin parents want superintendent who can manage money – FOX10 News | WALA

July 29, 2015

The Baldwin County School Board will interview two of five candidates for superintendent Wednesday night. They will interview the last three candidates on Thursday.

The upcoming decision falls on the heels of a failed tax referendum and the resignation of former superintendent Robbie Owen just six months after he was announced superintendent. As the county grows at a faster rate than ever, Baldwin School officials say they need someone to lead them in the right direction.

via Baldwin parents want superintendent who can manage money – FOX10 News | WALA.

Alabama/Florida Back to School Sales Tax Holidays – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15

July 27, 2015

ALABAMA/FLORIDA (WPMI) Alabama residents can soon take part in back to school savings. The tax break covers books and supplies, including clothes priced at less than $100, and computers and educational software less than $750.

The sales tax holiday in Alabama runs August 7-9.

via Alabama/Florida Back to School Sales Tax Holidays – WPMI – Mobile Top Stories – LOCAL 15.

Judge dismisses suit against Robbie Owen, BCBOE members – FOX10 News | WALA

July 18, 2015

Montgomery Circuit Court Judge Greg Griffin has dismissed a lawsuit against former Baldwin County School System Superintendent Robbie Owen and four Baldwin County Board of Education members.

This, after State Auditor Jim Zeigler filed suit against them seeking a ruling that would stop county school boards from spending taxpayer money on tax referendum campaigns.

via Judge dismisses suit against Robbie Owen, BCBOE members – FOX10 News | WALA.

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