ORANGE BEACH CITY SCHOOLS
Find the latest information on Orange Beach City Schools on its new website at https://www.orangebeachboe.org/.
Information is also available on the Orange Beach City Schools Facebook page.
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- Orange Beach High School
- Orange Beach Middle School
- Orange Beach Elementary School
- Orange Beach Mako Athletics
- Makos Academics, Arts & Athletics Club
The Orange Beach City Council on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 made the bold leap to begin the process of forming the city’s own school system, separating from Baldwin County Public Schools.
Resolution No. 22-053: A Resolution Establishing a School System for the City of Orange Beach, Alabama; Establishing a Board of Education; and Providing for the Appointment of the members of the Board of Education.
Orange Beach City Schools consists of Orange Beach Middle/High School and Orange Beach Elementary School.
OBMHS PARKING UPDATE
On Thursday, April 14, 2022, the Orange Beach City Board of Education approved the school calendar for the 2022-2023 school year. The calendar is the same as the 2022-23 calendar for Baldwin County Public Schools.
Orange Beach City Schools Transportation Information: If your child needs bus transportation, please use the following link to complete the online form - Orange Beach City Schools Transportation Request Form.
The form must be completed on or before Thursday, August 4th in order to ride the bus on the first day of school. For those forms completed after, your child will be assigned a route and start date after the first day by school administration.
Note: Students residing outside Orange Beach city limits are not eligible for transportation.
On Tuesday, June 7, 2022, the Orange Beach City Board of Education appointed Randy Wilkes as the city schools system's first superintendent. Wilkes comes from Phenix City Schools, where he served as superintendent since 2014. Prior to that he was superintendent of Crenshaw County Schools from 2011 to 2014.
Randy Wilkes email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Orange Beach City School Board on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 approved the hiring of Michael Lee as principal of Orange Beach High School and Wes Pouncey as principal of Orange Beach Middle School. The board previously approved retaining Mary Catherine Law as principal of Orange Beach Elementary School.
Pouncey finished up the school year serving as interim principal of Orange Beach Middle/High School. Lee comes from Clay-Chalkville High School, where he has served as principal since 2012. Clay-Chalkville is part of the Jefferson County School System.
ORANGE BEACH HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
ORANGE BEACH CITY SCHOOLS ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS APPOINTED
On Tuesday, April 5, 2022 the City Council unanimously appointed five members to the Orange Beach City Schools Board of Education - Nelson Bauer, Randy McKinney, Shannon Robinson, Tracie Stark and Robert Stuart. RESOLUTION: A Resolution Appointing Members to the Orange Beach City Board of Education.
For more information on the Orange Beach City Board of Education, go to https://www.orangebeachal.gov/departments/city-schools/board-education.
INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT APPOINTED
On Tuesday, April 12, 2022, the school board appointed Dr. Robbie Smith as Interim Superintendent. Dr. Smitth stepped down as principal of Orange Beach Middle/High School on Monday so she could take on this role. The board attorney R. Nash Campbell, of Adams and Reese LLP, will begin advertising soon for a permanent superintendent of Orange Beach schools (more information below). Shown in the photo below, from left, are school board member Randy McKinney, board member Shannon Robinson, Board President Robert Stuart, Interim Superintendent Dr. Robbie Smith, Board Secretary Tracie Stark, and Board Vice President Nelson Bauer. Additionally, Ford Handley, the city's finance director/assistant city administrator, was named Interim CSFO (Chief School Financial Officer) by the board.
For meeting information, go to https://www.orangebeachal.gov/departments/city-schools/meetings.
OUT-OF-DISTRICT STUDENT POLICY
Orange Beach City Schools Procedures for Out of District Students 2022-2023 School Year
- ALL Out of District students, not included in the separation agreement, should complete an application to attend Orange Beach City Schools.
- Any Non-Resident student currently enrolled in an Orange Beach School for 2021-2022 school year will have tuition waived for the 2022-2023 school year.
- Any Non-Resident student currently enrolled in an Orange Beach School for the 2021-2022 school year will have the application fee waived for the 2022-2023 school year.
- Any Non-Resident student currently enrolled in Orange Beach High School in grades 9, 10 or 11 for the 2021-2022 school year will have tuition waived until they graduate or complete their high school career.
- New Non-Resident students applying for enrollment in Orange Beach City Schools for the 2022-2023 school year, will be subject to tuition and application fee based on the Orange Beach City Schools Out of District Policy regardless of grade.
- Orange Beach City Schools will not provide transportation for any Out of District students.
- The Orange Beach City School System district only includes those residing within the City Limits of Orange Beach.
The Out-of-District/Non-Resident Student Policy was approved by the board on Tuesday, April 19, 2022. Click here or on the image below to see Out-of-District Policy for Orange Beach City Schools.
Residents are defined as those living within the city limits of Orange Beach. See an interactive map of the city limits at https://orangebeach.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=49a641b867564d9bb4bcdd871ead85c0 or click on the image below.
STUDENT DRESS CODE APPROVED FOR 2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR
On Thursday, April 14, 2022, the Orange Beach City Board of Education approved a dress code for students for the 2022-2023 school year. The dress code is the same as the one for Baldwin County Public Schools.
On Wednesday, March 30, 2022, Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon and the City Council held a Town Hall meeting at the Orange Beach Performing Arts Center to discuss the decision to form a new city school system. Negotiations are ongoing with the Baldwin County Board of Education. The school board nominees were introduced during the town hall.
VIDEO: The Orange Beach Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 was streamed live on Facebook and you can click here to see the video.
PRESENTATION: To view the March 30, 2022 Orange Beach Town Hall presentation, click here or on the image below.
"We believe that having local control of our schools is in the best interest of our children and the future of the City of Orange Beach."