Kallhoff gives quarterly report to city council

Cullman City Schools Superintendent Kyle Kallhoff addresses the Cullman City Council on Monday, Sept. 25, 2023. (Tiffany McKoy)

CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council at its regular meeting Monday evening welcomed Cullman City Schools Superintendent Kyle Kallhoff, who gave his quarterly report on the Cullman City Schools.  

Kallhoff said the district currently serves 3,156 students. He said eighth and 11th grades boast the highest enrollment, with 260 students each, while the senior class and seventh-grade class have 216 and 224 students, respectively. Notably, seventh-grade enrollment has grown substantially from sixth-grade numbers, reflecting a positive trend toward the district’s goal of averaging around 250 students per grade level. 

Kallhoff also gave updates on the ongoing construction projects around the city school system which are outlined at www.cullmantribune.com/2023/09/10/kallhoff-gives-updates-on-city-school-projects.  

Kallhoff concluded his report by sharing important upcoming dates: 

  • Oct. 5: A remote day for second graders, marking the start of their transition to the primary school 
  • Oct. 6: A regularly scheduled remote day for the entire school system 
  • Oct. 9: No school for students and teachers, coinciding with Fair Day 
  • Oct. 12 at 5 p.m.: An open house for the primary school’s second-grade wing, followed by the transition of operations to the new location the next day 

Councilman Clint Hollingsworth gave a brief update on the upcoming Oktoberfest celebrations and encouraged everyone to attend. “I encourage everybody to get out, and it will be a lot of fun! Please be patient with us, obviously with all the construction; it will eventually be done and will be better than ever,” he said.  

Oktoberfest officially kicks off Thursday, Sept. 28. See www.cullmanoktoberfestival.com for more. 

The following special event requests were approved: 

  • A special event request from Kalee Full of WellStone for the annual Oktoberfest 5K & 10K run on Sept. 30 
  • A special event request from Kayti Carroll of Father’s House Church for a Prayer Walk on Oct. 8 near the courthouse 
  • A special event request from Cullman Police Department for the annual Trunk or Treat on Oct. 31 
  • A special event request from the Cullman Tree Commission for a Festival of Trees at the Cullman Wellness & Aquatic Center beginning with an open house on Dec. 1. The decorated trees will be on display during the month of December. 

The council approved a request from Todd Thompson of MTTR Engineers, Inc. to remove the contingency from the City of Cullman Planning Commission requiring Starbucks to remove the northwest exit drive 

The following resolutions were approved: 

  • Resolution No. 2023-90 to award bid for road surface treatments to the lowest responsible bidder, Chilton Contractors, Inc. 
  • Resolution No. 2023-91 to approve an employee certification program for the Building Department 
  • Resolution No. 2023-92 to assure one half of the financial obligations, in conjunction with the Cullman County Commission, of the sanitary landfill owned and operated by the Solid Waste Disposal Authority 

The following board appointments were made: 

  • Mark Aderhold was appointed to the Parks & Recreation Board 
  • Wade Bentley was appointed to the Personnel Board 

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