Atmore group files complaints

Only candidate for county school board seat heads group trying to take Atmore schools out of county system

The only candidate to qualify for the District 5 seat on the Escambia County (Ala.) School Board is president of the organization pursuing the possibility of pulling schools located inside the city limits of Atmore out of the county system and forming a new Atmore City School System.

Loumeek White, president of Atmore Citizens for Change, issued a release Dec. 30 saying the organization has submitted a formal complaint with the Alabama State Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights asking those entities to force the county school board to turn ov...