Cullman City School Board – Dec. 15 meeting notes

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CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Board of Education met Tuesday evening for its last meeting of 2020. The meeting started with a recognition of Tricia Culpepper, principal of Cullman City Primary School, for being the 2021 National Distinguished Principal District 1 representative.

This recognition was followed by a presentation about the Child Internet Protection Act and Content Filtering (CIPA). Any school or library that receives discounts on internet access through the E-rate program is subject to CIPA requirements, and they must address an Internet safety policy addressing:

  • restriction of minors’ access to inappropriate material on the Internet
  • the safety and security of minors when using e-mail, chat rooms and other forms of direct electronic communications
  • unauthorized access, including so-called “hacking,” and other unlawful online activities by minors
  • unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of minors’ personal information

After the presentation, the board approved the consent agenda, including requests to salvage one computer from Head Start, three non-functioning art kilns from Cullman High School and miscellaneous items from the Child Nutrition Program. Under new business, the board approved a resolution regarding extraordinary compensation to all full-time Cullman City Schools employees and also granted CHS permission to change their report card date from Jan. 8 to Jan. 15.

They also proposed the approval of Board Policy 6.25 – Annalyn’s Law. This policy states that local law enforcement must notify local school districts of any juvenile sex offenders who would be attending school with the general population and also outlines the supervision policy for superintendents. More information about Annalyn’s Law can be found on the Alabama State Department of Education website under “Prevention and Support Services – Prevention/Intervention.” After review, the board said it will bring this item back for consideration at the next regular meeting.

Other agenda items approved:

  • minor word adjustments to human resources job description
  • updated Career and Technical Education Programs Policy per ALSDE three-year policy update requirements
  • resignations of two EDP teachers at East Elementary School effective 12/18/20
  • employment of Lynn Danielle Hayes as Pre-K Special Education instructional assistant at CCPS, effective 1/05/21
  • employment of Lacy Stancil as temporary eighth-grade math teacher at Cullman Middle School, effective 1/05/21

The next regular board meeting will be Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 at 5 p.m. in the central office board room.

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