2 Cullman County Schools recognized for excellence at state event

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The Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS) recognized Parkside and Cullman Area Technology Academy on Monday as Schools of Distinction from State School Board District 6. (Cullman County Schools)

CULLMAN, Ala. — The Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS) recognized Parkside and Cullman Area Technology Academy on Monday as Schools of Distinction from State School Board District 6. Parkside won Banner School for State School Board District 6.

“A total of 32 schools across eight State School Board Districts were recognized, so for Cullman County to have two schools represented speaks highly of our commitment to excellence,” said Dr. Shane Barnette, Cullman County School Superintendent.

Out of the 32 schools chosen as Schools of Distinction, only 8 were selected at Banner Schools, and Parkside was the winner from our state school board district.

According to CLAS, the Banner School program was created in 2001 to recognize schools in Alabama that showcase outstanding programs and service to students. Each school was nominated for this award by their superintendent with 240 schools nominated statewide.

“Congratulations to these wonderful Alabama public schools which provide excellent examples of the significant learning opportunities taking place in public education in Alabama. Further, the stakeholders at every school are to be commended for striving for excellence daily,” comments Vic Wilson, Ed.D., executive director of the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS).

CATA was recognized for the new lineman and fiber optics program that is in its second year and has already produced successful graduates. Parkside was nominated for its “Pawsitive Impactors” program, which is a group of community members that formed due to needs revealed through the school counseling advisory council.