Cullman City Schools plans to maintain current schedules

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Dr. Susan Patterson (Courtesy of Cullman City Schools)

CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman City Schools isn’t currently planning any major changes to its scheduling approach and safety protocols dealing with COVID-19.

Cullman High School has already been on a hybrid schedule the past few months and plans to maintain that status. The middle school will maintain its five-day schedule, which was already adjusted for decreased contacts —though that schedule could be adjusted to further decrease contacts, while remaining five-days. East Elementary School, West Elementary School and Cullman Primary School are set to maintain their five-day schedules, which have already been adjusted to minimize contacts as much as possible. As is the case statewide, most students are also required to wear masks on campus when social distancing isn’t possible.

Students at all schools also have the option to attend classes entirely online.

Superintendent Dr. Susan Patterson noted the system has seen a slight increase in the number of positive cases among students and staff in recent weeks — the state of Alabama and Cullman County have also seen increasing case trends overall — but she said proper quarantining and contact tracing protocols seem to be keeping the district numbers under control.

“We are closely monitoring our numbers, and of course, the safety of our students and faculty remains our top priority,” Patterson said. “But right now, we plan to maintain our current course.”