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Baldwin claims position on school funds backed by state law (documents) – Lagniappe Mobile

February 19, 2019
In its lawsuit against State Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric Mackey, the Gulf Shores School Board and the Baldwin County Commission, the Baldwin County Board of Education (BCBOE) cites several precedents and state law to back up its claims. At odds is up to $7 million in state funding and sales taxes — Gulf Shores […]
Source: Baldwin claims position on school funds backed by state law (documents) - Lagniappe Mobile
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Daphne PD cracking down on vaping/tobacco in schools, issuing citations to students | WPMI

February 19, 2019
DAPHNE, Ala. (WPMI) — Daphne Police are now issuing citations to students caught vaping or using tobacco products on school campuses. Vaping continues to hit all-time highs among teens and it's ushering in national efforts to stop the product from getting in the hands of youth.
Source: Daphne PD cracking down on vaping/tobacco in schools, issuing citations to students | WPMI
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“Not our financial responsibility” BCBE files lawsuit in school split with Gulf Shores

February 19, 2019
ROBERTSDALE, Ala. (WKRG) -- The formation of a city school system in Gulf Shores just got a lot more contentious between the city and the Baldwin County Board of Education. The board filed suit Friday against the city school board, the Baldwin County Commission and State Superintendent Eric Mackey over funding, personnel and transportation issues.
Source: "Not our financial responsibility" BCBE files lawsuit in school split with Gulf Shores
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Opinion | Baldwin County school board sues state Superintendent Eric Mackey — Alabama Political Reporter

February 18, 2019
Three weeks ago, we told you about the mess in Baldwin County regarding the effort of Gulf Shores to start its own city school system. The county school board was not happy at all with the way in which state superintendent, Eric Mackey, seemed to be tipping the scales in favor of Gulf Shores.
Source: Opinion | Baldwin County school board sues state Superintendent Eric Mackey — Alabama Political Reporter
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School Split Saga: Baldwin County School Board sues state superintendent | WPMI

February 18, 2019
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — Baldwin County Public Schools is suing the state superintendent. The fight is over funding the school system. BCBE is adamant that State Superintendent Eric Mackey went "beyond his authority" when he set the terms of the split with Gulf Shores, which formed its own school system.
Source: School Split Saga: Baldwin County School Board sues state superintendent | WPMI
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Baldwin County Schools are suing to keep money from Gulf Shores

February 18, 2019
Baldwin County, Ala (WKRG) The Baldwin County Board of education is suing the State Department of Education, Gulf Shores City School District, and the Baldwin County Commission.  The 40-page lawsuit outlines why the Board does not believe they're responsible for providing any additional funds for the Gulf Shores School District set to open at the beginning of next school year.
Source: Baldwin County Schools are suing to keep money from Gulf Shores
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Baldwin County School Board files lawsuit over Gulf Shores school split directives – Lagniappe Mobile

February 16, 2019
If State Superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey invokes his powers to remove Baldwin County Superintendent Eddie Tyler for not following an order to accept an agreement with the city of Gulf Shores, the county, in a lawsuit filed around 4:30 p.m. yesterday, says it will ask a court to counter it.
Source: Baldwin County School Board files lawsuit over Gulf Shores school split directives - Lagniappe Mobile
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Baldwin County Board of Education deadline in limbo | WPMI

February 16, 2019
Baldwin County, Ala. (WPMI) - Breaking up has been hard to do for the Baldwin County School Board as Gulf Shores moves forward in creating a city school system. No action will be taken today by the County School Board despite the February 15th deadline set by the State School Superintendent on key items in a separation agreement.
Source: Baldwin County Board of Education deadline in limbo | WPMI
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Baldwin Co. / Gulf Shores schools have until Friday to accept final separation agreement | WPMI

February 15, 2019
Baldwin County Superintendent Eddie Tyler and the Baldwin county School Board have until Friday to accept a final separation agreement from the State Presentment of Education, according to a letter sent to both school systems last week.
Source: Baldwin Co. / Gulf Shores schools have until Friday to accept final separation agreement | WPMI
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State issues ultimatum to Baldwin on separation negotiation – Lagniappe Mobile

February 14, 2019
The Baldwin County School Board is meeting in an executive session this afternoon, one day ahead of a deadline imposed by State Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric Mackey, who ordered the board to accept a separation agreement with the Gulf Shores City School Board by Feb. 15. According to a letter dated Feb. 5, Mackey […]
Source: State issues ultimatum to Baldwin on separation negotiation - Lagniappe Mobile
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Alabama lawmaker wants to slow breakaway city school systems | al.com

February 14, 2019
Sen. Linda Coleman-Madison, D-Birmingham, is back with a bill to stop small cities from breaking away and forming their own school districts. A Senate committee debated a similar bill last year, and Coleman-Madison decided to pull it from consideration at that time. This year’s bill differs from last year’s in only one way: a city would be blocked from breaking away if it had fewer than 15,000 residents, down from 25,000 in last year’s bill. Currently, under state law, a city needs only 5,000 residents to break away from a county and form a new school district.
Source: Alabama lawmaker wants to slow breakaway city school systems | al.com
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Award winning art: Gulf Shores student gets invitation to Carnegie Hall | News | fox10tv.com

February 09, 2019
GULF SHORES, Ala. (WALA) - A Gulf Shores High School student is getting national recognition for her use of graphite and paper to create incredibly detailed portraits. Lilliana Betz won two Gold Keys from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, which is the highest regional award possible in the competition. The Gulf Shores senior will be recognized at Carnegie Hall in New York City for her two winning pieces of work. “I mean I don’t like attention drawn to me a whole lot, but it does feel good to have people appreciate it," Betz said.
Source: Award winning art: Gulf Shores student gets invitation to Carnegie Hall | News | fox10tv.com

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