GULF SHORES, AL- While many students on the Gulf Coast are already back in school, classrooms remain quiet in Baldwin County.
Many students are spending the last few days of freedom at the beach or squeezing in extra hours at work.
The Baldwin County Board of Education’s decision to push the first day of school back to August 22nd was a financial move.
The school system, which relies on the penny sales tax to help fund education, will be able to generate additional sales tax revenue, particularly at the beach where summer is still in full swing for Baldwin County locals.
The move is also good for beach businesses who are generating additional profits this week as the off-season approaches.
The school system was able to extend summer break without impacting major holiday schedules by eliminating half days and some teacher work days.
School starts August 22nd in Baldwin County.