Cullman City School Board announces revised start date, attendance plan

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CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City School Board on Tuesday announced a revised start date for the 2020-21 school year. Instead of Aug. 19, school will begin Aug. 20. It also announced a modified attendance plan for the first several days.  

  • On Thursday, 20, only students whose last names begin with the letters A-K will attend school.
  • On Friday, 21, only students whose last names begin with the letters L-Z will attend school.
  • Students living in the same household regardless of the last name are to attend school on the day associated with the oldest child’s last name. For example, if the oldest child’s last name is Smith, the siblings would attend Friday, Aug. 21.
  • On Monday, 24, ALL students will attend school unless otherwise directed by the school administration.


Said a media release from the board, “The changes to the school year will ensure that new transitions and school procedures developed for the reopening of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic guidelines are implemented successfully. This modified plan will give our administrators, faculty and staff sufficient time to address and make any adjustments necessary to ensure we are implementing state guidelines to the best of our ability. Any questions about the revised school start date revisions should be directed to the local school office.”

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Wendy Sack