Frigid Temperatures Cripple Cullman County Schools | The Cullman Tribune

Frigid Temperatures Cripple Cullman County Schools

Delays and Closings Issued for Student and Teacher Safety

CULLMAN – Old Man Winter has paid Cullman County a chilly visit this week and along with freezing temperatures and dangerous wind chills, schools have been either delayed, cancelled or both. The altered school schedules are preventive measures to ensure both students and teachers remain as safe as possible from threats of frostbite and hypothermia from the extremely cold wind gusts and overall frigid temperatures.  

“In an effort to do what is best for our children I am canceling school [today],” said Dr. Craig Ross, Cullman County Schools Superintendent. “These types of temperatures are not safe for our children to be out in. I also do not want Cullman County teachers and staff to be out in this type of weather either. We have built in weather days for this purpose. I would much rather my own children go to school a day or two longer when the weather is nice than take a risk going in this type of weather.”

While Cullman County Schools are out today, the City Schools have a totally different plan for the day.

I would much rather my own children go to school a day or two longer when the weather is nice than take a risk going in this type of weather.” – Dr. Craig Ross, Superintendent of Cullman County Schools

“We are grateful that we have been able to attend school this week even though it has been on a delay due to expected inclement weather,” explained Dr. Doreen Griffeth, Cullman City Schools Superintendent. “We value the time we have with our students and love when the weather cooperates enough for us to have school. We also appreciate everyone's flexibility as we try to predict what the weather will do next. The EMA and the National Weather Service out of Huntsville and Birmingham have been a great help to us as we have made the decision to delay schools or to be out.”

“Cullman City Schools will operate on a normal schedule [today] on February 19. We do not have to worry about buses and will be prepared to welcome our students inside as soon as they arrive,” Griffeth added.

If you or your children must go out in the extremely cold weather, you are urged to dress warmly. Layer your clothing as much as possible. Keep in mind, with temperatures this cold; flesh could actually freeze in a matter of only a few moments.
 

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