City of Gulf Shores

STATEMENT FROM MAYOR ROBERT CRAFT

“Baldwin County Schools Superintendent Eddie Tyler’s announcement that he will be recommending approval of a significantly altered capital improvement plan for the Gulf Shores High School Feeder Pattern on Thursday, September 21 was an unexpected surprise to me and the members of our City Council.  I was first notified of this altered plan through an email from Mr. Tyler on Tuesday, September 19 at 2:23 p.m.  Mr. Tyler and I have always maintained very open dialogue in his time as Superintendent.  The complete absence of communication while this plan was being engineered is perplexing. 

Approximately 75% of the children attending schools within our feeder pattern live in Gulf Shores.  While I am encouraged that the Baldwin County Board of Education now has $15 million available to invest in our feeder pattern, their neglect to incorporate any input or involvement from our community into the development of a plan of this magnitude is extremely disappointing.”   


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