School split decision delayed by state superintendent


On March 30, Gulf Shores City School Board President Kevin Corcoran announced that there would be a delay from the state superintendent regarding the possible start date for the new Gulf Shores city school system.

“Dr. Richardson’s representative has informed us there will be a delay of 10 to 14 days for the delivery of his decision regarding the start date for our school system,” Corcoran said.

Corcoran added that the Gulf Shores city school system would continue moving toward a start date this year.

“We are proceeding forward with a 2018 start,” Corcoran said. “Our superintendent search application deadline is today, March 30. We will begin vetting these candidates early next week.”

Teams from the Baldwin County School System and Gulf Shores School System met with State Superintendent Ed Richardson and other Alabama Department of Education officials March 13 in Montgomery as a part of the mediation process for the split between the two systems.

The Baldwin Times approached the Baldwin County School System for comments on the delay from the state superintendent, but were told by BCSS officials that they had no comment.