Cullman City Schools, Alabama
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- The current budget, including revenue information, is available.
- Monthly check registers are posted.
- The School Board members are listed, but no contact information is provided.
- Contact information for the Administrative officials is available.
- Academic performance information is provided in their annual reports.
- Salary schedules are posted. Employment applications and procedures are also posted.
- Criminal background check requirements are included in the Board Policy Manual, Section G: Personnel.
- Board meeting information is not provided.
- Teacher and vendor contracts are not available. Vendor information can be found on the Alabama State website.
- No information on lobbying.
- There is no information about requesting public records under the Alabama Public Records Law.
- No audits are posted.
- Background check policies and procedures are not explained.
- No search function.
Current Cullman City Public School Board members include:
|School board member|
|Brenda Howell, President|
|Suzanne Harbin, Vice President|
The current superintendent is Dr. Jan Irons Harris.
Current Board of Education members include:
|Governor Bob Riley, President|
|Joseph B. Morton, State Superintendent of Education, Secretary and Executive Officer|
|Randy McKinney, Vice President||District 1||2nd||2013|
|Betty Peters||District 2||1st||2011|
|Stephanie Bell||District 3||2nd||2013|
|Dr Ethel H Hall, Vice President Emerita||District 4||2nd||2011|
|Ella B. Bell||District 5||2nd||2013|
|David F. Byers, Jr.||District 6||2nd||2011|
|Gary B. Warren||District 7||2013|
|Dr Mary Jane Caylor, President Pro Tem||District 8||2011|
The Cullman City Public Schools original fiscal year 2010 budget totaled $31,353,276.52, including $15,550,780.00 in state revenue, $3,311,731.42 in federal revenue, $9,371,126.00 in local revenue and $152,500.00 in other revenue.
Cullman City Schools finalized the 2010-2011 budget in early September, which includes an expected $20.1 million in general fund revenue and expenses of approximately $19.2 million. Over 75% of the budget is allocated to salaries and benefits, 4.6% is for operations and maintenance, 4.4% goes to debt service, and 4% is for capital outlay. Officials are budgeting for the possibility of proration in the next year.
The Alabama Department of Education's Student Assessment Program tests students K – 12 in core content areas of reading, mathematics, language, and science, including specialist populations such as special education students and limited English proficient students. 
The Alabama Accountability Program sets Annual Measurable Objectives for schools and school systems. To achieve Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) toward system goals, schools must score at or above the set objectives and have at least a 95% participation rate amongst students. Students are tested in reading and mathematics. A school that misses AYP in the same area for two consecutive years is identified as In Improvement.
AYP results for the State of Alabama and Cullman City Schools are noted below. Results for individual schools within each district can be accessed through the Accountability Reporting Query System on the Alabama State Department of Education website.
State of Alabama Reading Scores 2009-2010 - Percent of Students in Each Achievement Level
|Grade||Level I||Level II||Level III||Level IV|
State of Alabama Math Scores 2009-2010 - Percent of Students in Each Achievement Level
|Grade||Level I||Level II||Level III||Level IV|
Level I - Does Not Meet Academic Content Standards.
Level II - Partially Meets Academic Content Standards.
Level III - Meets Academic Content Standards.
Level IV - Exceeds Academic Content Standards.
State of Alabama AYP Results 2009-2010
|State of Alabama|
- Cullman City School District website
- City of Cullman
- Education.com - Cullman City School District
- GreatSchools.org - Cullman City
- Alabama State Department of Education official website
- ↑ About Us
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Budgets
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 School Board
- ↑ Directory
- ↑ Annual Reports
- ↑ 'Cullman City Schools', Employment, September 21, 2010
- ↑ 'Cullman City Schools', Board Policy, September 21, 2010
- ↑ ‘The Official Website of the State of Alabama’, State Procurement, September 2, 2010
- ↑ ‘Alabama State Department of Education’, State Board of Education, September 1, 2010
- ↑ 'The Cullman Times', City schools finalize budget, September 21, 2010
- ↑ ‘Alabama State Department of Education’, Assessment and Accountability, September 1, 2010
- ↑ ‘Alabama State Department of Education’, Accountability Overview, September 2, 2010
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 Alabama Department of Education, "Accountability Reporting," retrieved September 7, 2010
- ↑ ‘Alabama State Department of Education’, Accountability Reporting Query System, September 7, 2010
- ↑ 'Alabama Education Association', September 2, 2010
- ↑ 'National Education Association', September 2, 2010