GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — Another Alabama city is considering whether to form its own public school system.

A citizens group in Gulf Shores has presented city leaders with a petition supporting city schools. It also provided $12,000 to help fund a study on whether the coastal town should break away from the Baldwin County school system.

The next step is deciding whether to conduct a feasibility study. That vote could happen Monday.

City Council member and mayor pro tem Philip Harris tells WALA-TV that establishing a city school system may be the way to provide children with the best education possible. But he says leaders have to study the facts.

Gulf Shores has a population of about 9,700 and an economy heavily dependent on the tourism industry.

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Information from: WALA-TV, http://www.fox10tv.com/