Cullman City Board of Education meeting notes

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CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Board of Education met on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at East Elementary School recognizing sixth grader Collin Kent as the Student of the Month. Pat Harrison, a second-grade instructor, was named Teacher of the Month, and Support Staff of the Month went to Michael Banks, East Elementary’s custodian.

The following agenda items were approved:

  • Financial Report which includes monthly financial statements and cash balance/bank reconciliations for September 2022
  • Approval to reject Bid No. 23-01 for a cargo van and negotiate purchase price of $546,850 with the only bidder, Mitch Smith Chevrolet
  • Begin Career Tech Pathways
  • Computer Science Pathway effective 2022-2023 school year
  • Engineering Pathway effective 2023-2024 school year
  • Approve 6% supplement for Cullman Middle School boys’ soccer coach
  • Contract with Erica Ball to provide tutoring services
  • Contract with Erica Ball to provide homebound services
  • Contract with Lori Andrews to provide homebound services
  • Contract with Holly Abbott to provide consulting services
  • Contract with Lois Bice to provide family services
  • Preliminary TEAMS contract with Donna Brunetti
  • Contract with Mentor Teachers (CCSS Mentors and ALSDE Mentors)
    • CCSS Mentors: Keli Thrasher, Lisa Martin, Jessica Lowry, Kelli Hughes, Jordan Rivers, Aaron Avery, Kristen Barnett, John Drake, Kylie Bates, Pat Harrison, Danielle Taylor, Tonya McCravy, Kelly Hayes, Kristie Noblett and Krista Johnson
    • ALSDE Mentors: Tonia Broussard, Tonya Trammell, Courtney Peed, Jennifer Calahan, Lacy Cameron, Patti Britton, Michelle Greenlee, Dana Putman and Lori Andrews
  • Contract with Glenwood to provide services that will include autism assessments and full comprehensive assessments
  • Approval of Textbook Committee members
    • Central Office: Emily Hines and Lindsay Brannon
    • Cullman City Primary School: Brandi Sims, Hilary Nix, Jana Thrasher, Harper Marshall, Amanda Tanner, Micheal Fowlkes and Ashley Eddleman
    • East Elementary School: Lindsey Howard, Savannah Wood, Paige Hamm, Hannah Hunt, Rachel Carden, Kayse Fondren, Catherine Blackmon, Jessica Lowry, David Wiggins and Michael Fowlkes
    • West Elementary School: Lindsay Harris, Michelle Joiner, Mary Beth Cleveland, Stephanie Carver, Mallory Adams, Angela Hall, Kristy White, Tere Kelly and Michael Fowlkes
    • Cullman Middle School: Jake Johnson, Lucas McCollum, Katie McGee, Brent Hill, Robyn Nance, Michael Fowlkes and Tenneill Manning
    • Cullman High School: Aimee Bates, Jennifer Calahan, Michelle Greenlee, Emily Ray, Casey Harbin, Caitlin Bowling, Erica Ball, Michael Fowlkes and Katie Jackson
  • CMS and CHS Special Education students and Peer Helpers to travel to Disney World in Orlando
  • Surplus uncirculated Cullman Middle School library books
  • Salvage Die Cut Machine at Cullman City Primary School
  • Salvage MacBooks at Cullman City Primary School
  • Salvage Dell Laptop at Cullman City Primary School
  • Salvage Smart Table at Cullman City Primary School
  • Salvage textbooks at West Elementary School
  • Surplus ice machine, two floor machines/battery chargers and heating cabinet from the Child Nutrition Program
  • Surplus riding lawn mower and push mower from West Elementary School

The following resignations were accepted:

  • Kayla Aaron – Instructional assistant at Cullman City Head Start and Early Morning Care lead teacher at Cullman City Primary School, effective Nov. 28, 2022
  • Amy Uphold – Instructional assistant at Cullman City Primary School, effective Nov. 16, 2022

The following conditional employments were approved:

  • Jorie Johnson – Extended Day instructional assistant at Cullman City Primary School, beginning Nov. 16, 2022 (JV22-099)
  • Amber Corley – Head Start Pre-K auxiliary teacher at Cullman City Head Start, beginning Nov. 28, 2022 (JV22-107)
  • Angela Trucks – Instructional assistant at Cullman City Schools (Itinerant), beginning Nov. 16, 2022 (22-40-108)
  • Jessica Svarney – Long-term instructional assistant to fill a Leave of Absence FMLA at West Elementary School, beginning Nov. 28, 2022, through March 3, 2023 (JV22-109)
  • Natalie Smith – Extended Day instructional assistant at Cullman City Primary School, beginning Nov. 16, 2022 (JV22-099)
  • Dori Long – Special education teacher at Cullman City Primary School, beginning Jan. 3, 2023 (JV22-111)
  • Emily Steele – Instructional assistant at Cullman City Primary School, beginning Nov. 16, 2022 (JV22-112)
  • Jennifer Hazelrigs – Cullman High School junior varsity softball head coach
  • Joseph Touliatos – Volunteer community boys’ basketball coach
  • Connor Adams – Assistant fishing coach

The next regular meeting is scheduled for Dec. 13 at 5 p.m. at the City Board of Education office.