Pelham Council Votes To Form New School System
Another Alabama city is planning to form its own municipal school system.
Members of the Pelham City Council voted Monday night to establish their own board of education.
The move is the first step toward breaking away from Shelby County's school system and establishing a city school system.
Pelham council member Karyl Rice says the city has all the resources it needs to be a top school system in the state.
The decision comes just weeks after neighboring Alabaster began its first year of classes with a new city system.
Schools there also were previously part of the Shelby County system. State school officials say Alabama currently has 134 public school systems in 67 counties. That number is evenly split between city and county systems.