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Orange Beach pledges $1 million to help schools

April 20, 2019
Dr. Erica McCoy, the principal of the new Orange Beach High School, is looking for goal-oriented teachers to lead students when classes open in August. “In every interview, I say that one question to every person that we have been interviewing with and it’s how are you going to help propel our students to the national spotlight,” McCoy told the city council on April 16. “Because if our kids are in the national spotlight then Orange Beach is in the national spotlight. Just having that vision of excellence from the very beginning is very important.”
Source: Orange Beach pledges $1 million to help schools
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Bill to require Baldwin Co., Gulf Shores schools to be notified of development | WPMI

April 19, 2019
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) - — A bill drafted by Baldwin County State Senator Chris Elliott that would require the superintendents of the Baldwin and Gulf Shores school systems to be notified of any new housing development with 100 units or more, was given a thumbs up today by the State Senate.
Source: Bill to require Baldwin Co., Gulf Shores schools to be notified of development | WPMI
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Gulf Shores school renovations focused on safety, improving police response time | WPMI

April 18, 2019
GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) — The city of Gulf Shores is moving forward with its multi-million dollar school safety renovation plan, fresh off its official separation from the Baldwin County School District. The project aims to improve safety on all 3 city school campuses, and help speed up police response in the event of an emergency.
Source: Gulf Shores school renovations focused on safety, improving police response time | WPMI
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Spanish Fort Council may vote tonight to move forward on school property tax hike

April 15, 2019
Spanish Fort, Ala. (WKRG) -- A proposed property tax increase for Spanish Fort Schools may move forward with a vote Monday night.  Members of the city council will meet later today to discuss the issue. In the past, school property tax increases haven't been received well in Baldwin County as a whole.  Making it an intensely local issue may move the idea forward.
Source: Spanish Fort Council may vote tonight to move forward on school property tax hike
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Baldwin school officials break down rezoning and grandfathering options | fox10tv.com

April 10, 2019
Baldwin County School officials broke ground on the new Belforest Elementary in January 2019 and Monday night, April 8, 2019 families found out if their children will go there when it opens. With the redistricting, the Daphne feeder pattern is also expanding to include some areas currently in the Spanish Fort and Fairhope feeder patterns.
Source: Baldwin school officials break down rezoning and grandfathering options | News | fox10tv.com
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Baldwin-only bill seeks to smooth out school vs. growth woes – al.com

April 09, 2019
Two years ago, Baldwin County school officials claimed they were blindsided with the approval of a massive new 900-lot subdivision along Alabama State Route 181 in Daphne. Already grappling with soaring enrollment and jammed classrooms, school officials made a plea: Include us is these development talks.
Source: Baldwin-only bill seeks to smooth out school vs. growth woes - al.com
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Baldwin County teacher named an Alabama Teacher of the Year finalist for 2019-2020 | WPMI

April 09, 2019
SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WPMI) — Spanish Fort High School teacher Kathy Hughes has been named one of this year's 16 finalists for Alabama's Teacher of the Year.Now the judges will narrow those finalists down to four. In total, there were 140 Teachers of the Year from throughout the state.
Source: Baldwin County teacher named an Alabama Teacher of the Year finalist for 2019-2020 | WPMI

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