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Gulf Shores new superintendent formally introduced at school board meeting

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During the first formal meeting of the Gulf Shores School Board, the city's new Superintendent Dr. Suzanne Freeman was formally introduced.

Earlier on Thursday school officials from both sides flanked by their attorneys met behind closed doors in Robertsdale. The sticking point has been and still is the officials start date for Gulf Shores city school system.

Gulf Shores isnt backing down on making it happen in Summer 2018.

There's certainly more work to be done but i feel confident to make that happen,

said City School Board President Kevin Cocoran.

As we make progress it's in the best interest of children that parents get answers, that stakeholders get answers

said Baldwin County School Superintendent Eddie Tyler.

Its the one thing both sides agree on. Good talk today but what lies ahead

is still up in the air.

Mr. Tyler said publicly that will start negotiations once we have superintendent in place we've fulfilled that request and we made progress today,

said Corcoran.

Both sides are tying to figure out how to get to a point when we are going to agree on a start date. but we are making some progress we are,

said Tyler.

There were no formal negotiations between the two. Both sides will meet again in two weeks.

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