New members officially join Cullman City School Board

Courtesy of Cullman High School on Twitter

Back row, l-r: Lee Powell, Jason Neal and Chris Branham. Front row, l-r: Suzanne Harbin, Dr. Susan Patterson and Joey Orr. Photo courtesy of Cullman High School on Twitter.

CULLMAN – Three new members officially took their seats on the Cullman City School Board Thursday night, being sworn in by Judge Kim Chaney.

Joey Orr, Chris Branham and Lee Powell took Place 1, Place 2 and Place 4, respectively, joining veterans Jason Neal in Place 3 and Suzanne Harbin in Place 5.

Orr and Branham replace Brenda Howell and Kim Addison who retired following two terms with the city board. Powell defeated incumbent Steve Sides for Place 4. All three are involved in board of education procedures for the first time.

Each was welcomed by Superintendent Dr. Susan Patterson and those who were in attendance inside the central board conference room.

The night’s invocation was given by Trent Price, representing the Cullman High School’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).

As the regular meeting began, the reconstitution of the board was recommended with nominations for president, vice president and secretary.

The board unanimously approved Harbin for president for the year, with Neal getting the nod for vice president. The recording secretary of the board will continue to be Sharon Wilson.

The board approved compensation of $600 per month to board members in addition to traveling and other expenses when attending meetings or training sessions or transacting board business.

Among the new business was the following:

Permission to hold night school at Cullman High between Jan. 16 to May 18 of 2017.

Permission for Cullman City Head Start to contract with Rainey Day Strategies to develop a community-wide strategic and planning needs assessment.

Permission to contract with Sydney Pair to assist in teaching and content delivery of CTE Drafting courses at Cullman High School.

The board announced a retreat will be held Monday, Nov. 14 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Traditions Bank Meeting Center, located on U.S. Highway 31.

The next meeting of the Cullman City School Board will be held on Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. inside the central board office. The public is welcome to attend.

Cullman City Board of Education November 10, 2016 Agenda by cullmansense on Scribd


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