Tuesday Meeting to Address Growth and Rezoning of Spanish Fort Elementary Schools
SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WKRG) – The new Stonebridge Elementary School in Spanish Fort is almost ready for teachers and students. Misty Wilkinson was named the school’s new principal on Monday, but she’s no stranger to the Baldwin County public school system. Wilkinson has spent the last 8 years as headmaster of Loxley Primary School.
Superintendent Eddie Tyler is scheduled to meet with parents Tuesday night to discuss Spanish Fort‘s rapid growth and the changes coming later this year for the town’s elementary students.
“When families move in, they don’t move in with a lot of juniors and seniors. They move in with elementary age and it fills our schools. So we have to look at the growth. We are always looking at growth patterns,” Tyler said.
On Tuesday evening, school officials will present their plans for the approximately 1,700 elementary students at Spanish Fort. Stonebridge Elementary should be ready for classes in the fall.
“We have a project. We will present this plan to the public. The plan is already there. We will let them know where their children will be schooled for August 2022,” he continued.
The meeting will be held at Rockwell Elementary School beginning at 6:00 p.m. The town currently has two elementary schools, Spanish Fort and Rockwell. Tuesday’s redistricting meeting will highlight the impacts on these campuses and explain why these changes are necessary.
“It’s so fast it’s hard for us to keep up,” Tyler continued.
Meanwhile, Principal Wilkinson says she is delighted to welcome new students to the Stonebridge campus later this year.
“I also love the planning and organizing aspect and I can’t wait to see the school community take shape. I am honored to be part of this wonderful opportunity,” Wilkinson said in a statement Monday.