Baldwin County Schools Superintendent Dr. Alan T. Lee submitted his resignation to the Baldwin County Board of Education Aug. 4 and will officially step down from the helm of the school system November 1. At a press conference held earlier today at Foley Middle School, Lee said he wanted to make sure the board has a chance to establish its own vision. He also quelled rumors of leaving to join another organization or school system.

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Lee said the school system has never been in better shape, though has recently discussed the challenges facing the school system as Baldwin County continues to see substantial growth. In a “State of System” report released earlier this year, the Baldwin County Board of Education predicted an 11 percent growth in student enrollment over the next five years. However, Lee gave no specific reason for his departure when he met with local representatives from the press today. The school board should begin a search to find a replacement in the next couple of days, but board president Norm Moore told reporter he wasn’t sure if an outside search firm would be used or not. Lee was unable to be reached for comment following the press conference.