School board meeting held for Pleasure Island expansions

The Baldwin County School Board made the long trek to Gulf Shores Tuesday, April 1, to address expansion concerns, but many parents say there are still several issues that need to be addressed.

“I think it was a little bit disappointing, there’s a lot of work to be done, a lot of repairs to be made to existing facilities,” said John Buckner, a parent  in Orange beach.

Baldwin County School Superintendent Dr. Alan Lee explained to parents Tuesday night about the issues the board knows need to be addressed.

Lee said he was looking for parents’ input on how to move forward with growing student populations, even potentially building a new school on Pleasure Island.

We’re growing, and so we’re going to have to start getting more facilities to house all of our students,” said Lee, “So that’s the purpose of this (meeting).”

However, many parents at the meeting said they are skeptical about how the school board plans to move forward on Pleasure Island.

“Dr. Lee said it, this is the largest, most impacted feeder pattern in the entire county, and it feels like we are the last ones to be discussed and/or decisions made about,” said Geoff Gaborino, a parent living in Gulf Shores.

Baldwin County School Officials tell me soon there will be a portal up on their website where parents can go to voice their opinions on these issues. It should be up and running by next week.

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