CCBOE recognizes Cold Springs High School track teams

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The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) on Thursday, June 13, 2024, recognized Cold Springs High School track teams for their recent State Championship wins. The indoor track team received their State Championship rings at the meeting. (Cold Springs Running Club/Facebook)

CULLMAN, Ala. – At its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, June 13, the Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) recognized the Cold Springs Eagles indoor and outdoor track teams for winning State Championships this year.

“This is probably the most decorated group of young people we’ve had in our school system, just to be honest with you,” said Cullman County Schools Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette.

The Eagles Boys’ indoor track team was recognized by the board and received their state championship rings during the meeting. They outpaced Reeltown 98-46 to claim the 1A-3A title in January.

In its second-straight State Championship win in May, the outdoor team beat Reeltown by 34 points. Tribune Sports Editor Nick Griffin reported that Eagles runner Ethan Edgeworth racked up four gold medals (1600-Meter, 3200-Meter, 800-Meter, 4×800 Meter Relay) and Eagles jumper Nic Fallin earned two more (Pole Vault, Long Jump) to help lead Cold Springs to the title.

In other business the board:

Approved the following resignations:

  • Cade Willingham
  • Samuel Nichols
  • Tabitha Roberts
  • Miriam Adams
  • Shelby Abbott
  • Megan McDaniel
  • David Hulsey
  • Danny Huddleston
  • Ashley Peebles
  • Averie Harris
  • Hannah Tolbert
  • Hannah Shaddix
  • Christy Chappell
  • Mary Thomas
  • Mack Tucker

Approved the following transfers:

  • Delan Trimble
  • Summer Walker
  • Kasey Thomas
  • Kolton Easterwood
  • Kellie Graves
  • Charles Nelson
  • Susan Goble
  • Phillip Schnittker
  • Kyle Kugler
  • Jena Mayo
  • Deanna Chiaranda
  • Brandy Love
  • April German
  • Veronica Wallace
  • Patricia Wise
  • Phamie Brown
  • Kathryn Risner
  • Anna Franklin
  • Logan Sellers
  • Marigrace Dunn
  • Sherry Redding
  • Jennie Bradford
  • Blaise Carie
  • Randall Pearson
  • Mackenzie Hulsey
  • Amanda Vincent
  • Phillip Miller
  • Phala Jacobs
  • Terri Baker
  • Nathan Appling
  • Adam McKinnon
  • Jyme Jennings
  • Robert Strane
  • Kenneth Griffin
  • Adriana Skutchan
  • Carrie Morrow
  • Troy Taylor
  • Emily Brown
  • Brent Barnett
  • Andrew Sims
  • Gwendel Wayers
  • Joshua Davis

Approved the following appointments:

  • Patricia Laseter
  • Kenneth Colvin
  • Amy Kenney
  • Kate Peek
  • Lorie Strane
  • Eric Vest
  • Betty Pitts
  • Allison Plunkett
  • Sarah Piper
  • Tegan Acosta
  • Rosemary Adams
  • Kelsey Bauer
  • Johnna Brown
  • Summer Higgins
  • Ann Aldridge
  • Hannah Crane
  • Abigail Curtis
  • Madelyn Feezell
  • Michael Gillespie
  • Karla Pitts
  • Jacob Antonio
  • Velma Calvert
  • Todd Carter
  • Donna Heptinstall
  • William McDaniel
  • Sandra Smith
  • Amie White
  • Zackery Qualls
  • Lauren Willis
  • Sarah Laney
  • Isabella McGukin
  • Cinnamon Airhart
  • Dori Long
  • Kathryn Spencer
  • Bobby Daniels
  • Ginger Moore
  • Megan Newman
  • Kimberleigh Sherrell
  • Ashley Berryman
  • Stacey Hollaway
  • Jan King
  • Logan McInnish
  • Aaliyah Wallace
  • Anna Quick
  • Sylvia Aker
  • Tammie Heaton
  • Makayla Sartin
  • Tyler White

Approved the following substitutes:

  • David Grismore
  • Kimberly Allred
  • Jennifer Bischoff
  • Mariah Hicks
  • Mary McElhone
  • Chloe Powell

Approved the following contract and salary changes:

  • Tyler Ayers
  • Bethany Dingler
  • Tyler Morgan
  • Clay Morrison
  • Sherry Redding
  • Hannah Sumner
  • Jason Teichmiller
  • Ginger Lamon

Approved the following non-faculty coaches:

  • BryAnna Brown
  • Tina Jones

Approved the following 2024 summer workers:

  • Grey Johnson
  • Slade Johnson
  • Aidan Tidwell
  • Ramey Hall
  • Clara Spitzer
  • Hudson Stephens
  • Braxton Yarbrough
  • Desiree Barnett
  • Gannon Bowerman
  • Emilia Chiaranda
  • Avery Flynt
  • Campbell Koch
  • Ivey Maddox
  • Braiden McCluskey
  • Broderick Schaefer
  • Natalie Scott
  • Tomorrow Simmons
  • Alexandria Steed
  • Kailey White
  • Noah Barnette

Approved the following contract extensions for summer 2024:

  • Candace Martin
  • Robert Strane
  • Larry Brock
  • Rachel Bush
  • Amanda Swann

Approved Summer Learning and Reading Camps for K-5th grade schools from June 10-28, 2024, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Teacher – current regular hourly rate of pay:

  • Lisa Andrews
  • Matthew Ellard
  • Holly Pirkle
  • Deanna Stephens
  • Lauren Bentley
  • Vanessa Helms
  • Jessica Reeves
  • Melinda Wood
  • Angela Calvert

Aides – $80 per day:

  • Sharon Reid
  • Sadey Sizemore

Bus drivers – $100 per day:

  • Sandra Hinds
  • Monia Kent
  • Deloris D. Weldon
  • Nita Holcombe
  • Stephanie Sandlin

Bus aides-$80 per day, as needed:

  • Alicia Maddux
  • Rebecca Pearl
  • Melinda Shedd
  • Approved to pay Tabatha Roberts for up to five unused Annual Leave days, as per board policy
  • Approved MOA between the Alabama State Department of Education and the Cullman County Board of Education for Haynes Riddle to serve as the Director at the Decatur Academy of Craft Training for the period of July 1, 2024, through June 30, 2025. ALSDE will provide reimbursement for salary and benefits
  • Approved request to pay Michael Black $350 for video production services during 2024 graduation, paid by graduation broadcast sponsorship revenues
  • Approved request from the Child Nutrition Program to pay Amy Collins at her regular hourly rate for Titan software training (not to exceed five days) during the 2024 Summer
  • Approved request from Vinemont High School to pay Roy Todd Johnson $2,000 for additional summer athletic director duties
  • Approved request from Vinemont Middle School to pay Michael Williams and Thomas Arbet $800 each for refinishing the gym floor
  • Approved request for the purchase of the K-2 early numeracy assessment from Forefront
  • Approved new CTE textbooks as selected by the textbook committee in collaboration with Cullman Area Technology Academy teachers
  • Approved request to purchase Mastery Prep to be used to ACT preparation from MasteryPrep Ready
  • Approved new Financial Literacy textbooks as selected by the textbook committee
  • Approved to pay select teachers a stipend of $180 per day for district-approved
  • summer work and/or training
  • Approved request to operate the CEP Program for 2024-2025 School year
  • Approved request for the extension of the Milk Bid for the 2024-2025 school year
  • Approved request to extend the Community Action Contract for the 2024-2025 school year
  • Approved Meal pricing increase-
    • Employee Breakfast-$3.25
    • Employee Lunch-$4.75
    • Visitor Breakfast-$3.50
  • Visitor Lunch-$5/no change
  • Approved the following Out-of-State Field Trip Requests:
    • Good Hope High School, June 5, 2024, to Daytona, FL for World Archery Tournament
    • Cold Springs High, June 27-29, 2024, to Covington, GA for Cross Country Team Trip
  • Approved April 2024 Financial Statements
  • Approved April 2024 Bills and Salaries
  • Approved Hanceville Middle School to open a new bank account at Merchants Bank. The signers on the account will be Dr. Shane Barnette and Elizabeth Watwood.
  • Approved the 2024-2025 Salary Schedule
  • Approved Hanceville High to dispose of or sell two Ford Trucks
  • Approved Good Hope High School to sell a 1988 GMC truck
  • Approved all Cullman County Schools and Central Office to dispose of or sell by sealed bid any non-operational or obsolete technology equipment, classroom or library equipment, office equipment, furniture, televisions and electronics for the 2023- 2024 school year
  • Approved request from the Cullman County Education Support Professional for three days professional leave for David Lewis to attend the June 13-15, 2024, ESP leadership Training in Huntsville, Al; one day professional leave for Rodeny Turner and David Lewis to attend the June 20, 2024, ESP Leadership Training at Stonebridge
  • Approved request to purchase property adjoining Good Hope Primary, at the appraised value of $50,000

The CCBOE will meet next on Thursday, July 11, 2024, at the Cullman County Board of Education. The work session will begin at 3:30 p.m. with the meeting immediately following.

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