Gulf Shores Considering Forming School System

Aug 1, 2017

Gulf Shores High School, Gulf Shores, Ala.

The city of Gulf Shores is getting more serious about the potential of forming a separate citywide school system.

Last night, Gulf Shores City Council members approved conducting a feasibility study for the project. That comes after a citizens group presented city leaders with a petition supporting the formation of a city school system. The group also provided $12,000 to help fund a study on whether the town should leave the Baldwin County school system.

Gulf Shores City Council member Jason Dyken says community involvement and financial support allowed council members to move quickly on the idea.

Baldwin County school officials say they believe the city and county are better together.