CCS System Update
CCS Recognized as a National Board Accomplished District
Recently, the Cullman City School System was recognized by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards as a National Board Accomplished District. We are one of three systems in Alabama with more than 20% of teachers having National Board Certification and among just a handful of systems in the nation.
This recognition is a true testament to the professional commitment of our teachers as well as the commitment from our board to support the NBCT program with incentives and recognitions. Mrs. Sharon Windham, our curriculum/assessment coordinator, plays a vital role in this process for our system.
According to Mrs. Windham, “We are blessed in Cullman City Schools to have such a vast talent of exceptional educators. Our teachers are continual learners and the different paths to their continual learning are through high quality professional development, advanced degrees and/or through the pursuit of their National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification. This continual self-review and growth is what makes the difference for our students. Our students benefit greatly from the professional growth of our National Board-Certified teachers. That is the advantage!”
She continued, “Our teachers have made this happen! Their desire to grow and improve for their students is the biggest incentive for our teachers. The importance of obtaining National Board certification has been supported for several years by the Cullman City Schools Board of Education and the Alabama State Department of Education. Incentives have been in place and have been improved over the years to encourage our teachers to pursue this certification. Once a teacher obtains certification, or renews, they are reimbursed for all of the fees associated with the process. In addition, mentors (some of our own) are provided to support teachers in their candidacy, as well as release time to complete components.”
CCPS student Wilson Carter (1st place in K-2 Category) and CHS student Whitley Lawson (3rd place in 9-10 Category) were recently honored by the State Superintendent’s Visual Arts Exhibit. They were recognized at this week's CCS Board meeting.
Below: Wilson displays his award winning art
ESSER II Update
In addition to academics, we are using these funds to amplify our wireless access points and switches on all five campuses as well as adding assistive technology in our rooms that serve students with special needs.
Another use of these funds will be to enhance air quality, beginning with addressing many of our outdated HVAC systems at West Elementary.
2021 - 2022 In-Person Instructional Plan Developed
1. Student/Staff Health and Safety
2. Continuity of Academic and Social Emotional Services
3. Home Screening
4. Periodic Review and Revision of our Plan.
Summer Meals Available
Any child in our area (18 years and younger) is eligible to receive summer meals free of charge. Children do not have to be enrolled in Cullman City Schools.
Drive through pick up locations: Cullman High (200 meal kits available) and West Elementary (300 meal kits available).
Pick up day: Tuesday
Pick up time: 10:30-12:30
Each child will receive 7 breakfast meals & 7 lunch meals.
Children must be in the vehicle in order to receive meals.
We appreciate our staff and students who are working to make the distribution go smoothly.
National Championship for CHS Fishing Team
The CHS anglers reached their five-bass limit with a 13lb, 1oz total at Eagle Mountain Lake in Texas to end up on top in the nine-boat field.
A review of website statistics indicates that our sites are important in the dispersion of information. Below are some interesting statistics for the past year.
CCS Website: 92,548 Total Visits
CHS Website: 62,060 Total Visits
CMS Website: 18,276 Total Visits
EES Website: 18,294 Total Visits
WES Website: 32,820 Total Visits
CCPS Website: 20,639 Total Visits
Statistics for our CCS mobile app:
Total app downloads: 2,988
App downloads in the past year: 777 (with spikes directly correlated to the beginning of the past school year and the CHS move to hybrid)
Connect with CCS Using Our App
The Bottom Line
The month of May is 1) 67% into the fiscal year. Revenues were at 2) 69.25% while
expenditures were at 3) 63.32%. Our total net operations were 4) $1.7 M. Total assets were 5)
$9.9 M. We ended the month with a fund balance of 6) $9.76 M which brings us to 7) 3.83
months of reserves.