Signing of separation agreement from Mobile County School system April 5 th 2012.
Top left Vice President Barry Broadhead, Jenny Parker, Bob Ham, and Diane Ingram.
Bottom left Mr Paul Sousa, President Robert McFall and Board attorney Bob Campbell.
The City of Chickasaw passed a resolution to establish its own school system (May11th
2010). The city then passed a resolution to establish its own school board and the City of
Chickasaw Board of Education was born (Jan 11 th 2011). Robert McFall was voted in as its
1 st president. Mr. McFall and Vice President Barry Broadhead were appointed to lead
negotiations to separate Chickasaw from the Mobile County School system. The team also
included Mr. Paul Sousa, Mr. Charlie Wilcox and Mr. Bob Campbell. As the negotiations
began, it was discovered that the children of Chickasaw were scattered over 62 different
schools in Mobile County. The final agreement was signed April 5 th 2012! The search
began immediately to find a superintendent. On June 25 th 2012 Kyle Kallhoff was hired as
the 1 st Superintendent for the City of Chickasaw School System. Noteworthy was the short
time an entire school system was formed. Chickasaw had three buildings, all elementary
schools, with no middle or high school. Mr Kallhoff was hired on the 25 th of June and the
school year started on August 20 th of that same year. An entire school system K-12 was
formed and up and running in less than a few months. The school started with
approximately 980 students and had 11 Seniors in its first graduating class of 2012!