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Today at 3:30 p.m., the Gulf Shores City Board of Education and Baldwin County Board of Education are pleased to announce an agreement to settle the pending lawsuit and finalize all matters in order for Gulf Shores City Schools to complete its transition to an independent city school system on June 1, 2019.
State Senator Chris Elliott and Mayor Robert Craft have been leading negotiations between the parties since the filing of the lawsuit by Baldwin County. With their leadership, Gulf Shores presented a settlement proposal whereby:
The parties have agreed to these items which have been incorporated into a final settlement agreement. Pending approval of both Boards of Education, State Superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey will withdraw his previous order and Baldwin County will withdraw its lawsuit.
Senator Elliott, Gulf Shores Superintendent Dr. Matt Akin, and Baldwin County Superintendent Eddie Tyler will hold a joint press conference today at 3:30 p.m. in the Baldwin County Commission Annex, 22251 Palmer St, Robertsdale, to announce the agreement and answer questions about the process.