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May 23, 2019 - Baldwin County, AL - (OBA®) - Thursday will mark the final day of classes for all students in Baldwin County for the 2018-2019 school year. This year has been a record-setting year on many fronts, and we celebrate tremendous progress in Baldwin County. 
 
We graduated more seniors than ever before in the history of Baldwin County with early estimates showing impressive increases in graduation rates, test scores and student attendance.

Our pay-as-you-go building program, which will incur no long-term debt and will be fully paid off in three years, has reached its full capacity of $100 million with all projects under construction. 

 
Superintendent Eddie Tyler has been steadfast in his commitment to improved academic success throughout Baldwin County, and this year's progress shows how that is delivering for the students. This year, Baldwin County celebrated no failing schools and grade level improvements across nearly every school in our system. 
 
Baldwin County Public Schools received significant recognition from outside organizations in academic progress. Our system was listed as a Lighthouse Award recipient from Scholastic, an international provider of books and academic resources. We are one of three systems in the entire nation to receive such an honor. We also received scholarship money from the State of Alabama for reading improvements in our elementary classes. 
 
With such a record-setting year in the books, it is with heartfelt sadness we say goodbye to the students and families of Gulf Shores. As of June 1, Gulf Shores schools will no longer be a part of the Baldwin County Public School System and will begin their journey with the newly formed Gulf Shores City School System. 
 
Superintendent Tyler has a strong connection to Gulf Shores as he served as principal for five years at Gulf Shores High School.   
 
“It has been an honor to have played a part in the Gulf Shores students’ education. I have many relationships there which I cherish and will continue to cherish. I, and all of us in the Baldwin County family, wish them all the success in the future and God's blessings as they spend this summer preparing for their first day of school.” 
 
School may be over for many of our students but make no mistake, learning will continue. Thousands of our teachers will be participating in professional development, academic enhancement and training programs throughout the summer, which includes the Gulf Regional Innovative Teaching Conference (GRITC) in July. 
 
On behalf of Superintendent Eddie Tyler and the 4,000-plus employees of the Baldwin County School System, have a safe summer and stay BALDWIN PROUD!