CCBOE breaks ground on West Point cafeteria expansion

Cullman County Schools officials broke ground on the West Point Elementary School and West Point High School cafeteria Monday, Feb. 20, 2023. (Cullman County Schools)

WEST POINT, Ala. – Officials with Cullman County Schools broke ground Monday on a much-needed renovation and expansion to the cafeteria that serves West Point Elementary School and West Point High School. The project, once completed, will provide additional seating and a more modern environment to serve school lunches. Cullman County School Board (CCBOE) officials said the capacity of the current lunchroom, built more than 50 years ago, has been well exceeded.  

“This is a project that was up for consideration back when our school system had trustees more than 40 years ago, and has been needed for a very long time,” said Cullman County Schools Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette. “I know it will be an inconvenience for our lunchroom workers, school staff and students during construction, but it is going to be so worth it when everything is complete.” 

Lunchroom staff will continue to prepare meals in the kitchen for as long as possible, but at some point during construction, meals will have to be prepared off-site. The expected completion date is Oct. 1, 2023, with a majority of the work to be completed during the summer months when school is out. 

Cullman-based Craft & Associates is the general contractor.