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CHS welcomes new teacher, coach

Cullman High School Assistant Principal Jake Johnson, right, introduces Will Tidwell, left, who will be a special education teacher and assistant football coach at the school. / Nick Griffin

CULLMAN - The Cullman City School Board held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, approving a list of new business items. The highlight of the meeting, however, was the introduction of a new teacher to the Cullman High School faculty.

Assistant Principal Jake Johnson introduced Will Tidwell to the board and attendees. Tidwell is transferring from Fairview High School and will serve as a special education teacher as well as an assistant on the football coaching staff. Tidwell graduated from Cullman High School in 2010.

“We’re glad to have Mr. Tidwell back with us; he’s come home to Cullman High School,” Johnson said. “He was a graduate in 2010 so he was a student and graduated in my third year. We’re glad to have Mr. Tidwell back with us and we’re excited to see what he can offer our school and our students.”

The board approved several items:

- surplus/salvage one inoperable refrigerator from the East Elementary Extended Day Program

- surplus/salvage three Dell projectors, two NEC projectors, three Dell desktops, two LCD monitors, two Dukane document cameras, one Brother printer, 60 old Cisco access points and 42 smartboards

- permission for Cullman High School Jazz Band to travel to Atlanta to perform at Six Flag over Georgia on May 4 and return on May 5

- permission for Cullman High School’s baseball team to travel to Emerson, Georgia to play in the Perfect Game High School Showdown March 8-10

- permission for Miller Roofing to replace the Cullman High School ag building roof (roof replacement funds)

- permission to contract with North Central Softball Officials Association to perform officiating duties during the 2018 season

- permission to contract with Courtney Waters, Kristi Jackson, Elizabeth Shaddix and Amber Fox Campbell to provide NBPTS mentoring (beginning Jan. 3, 2018) through June 1, 2019

- permission to contract with Kelly Thrasher to provide homebound instruction beginning Feb. 19, 2018 to Sept. 30, 2018

- permission to contract with M’Kori Johnson to assist with Cullman City Primary School and Head Start enrollment and other clerical duties during summer 2018

- permission to contract with Lois Bice to work during the summer of 2018 to help prepare Cullman City Head Start for the 2018-2019 school year

- permission to contract with Ann Davis, Lorene Howell and Sabrina Jackson to strip, wax and buff Central Office floors during summer 2018

- permission for Head Start to make up days missed on January 16 and 17 due to snow and ice, on May 18 and May 21, 2018

- permission for Cullman City Primary School to conduct a Kindergarten Camp during first two days of school: Boys will attend school on Aug. 7, and girls will attend on Aug. 8, 2018

- permission for Cullman City Primary School to adopt and purchase literacy materials, to be used as supplemental, not on the State Approved List. Submitted and agreed by the CCPS Textbook Committee.

- permission to bid no. 02221801 and accept the lowest responsible bidder for updates to flooring at East Elementary and West Elementary Schools

- permission for West Elementary School to receive quotes for lawn maintenance care for the campus to begin March 2018 and continue through Oct. 2018

The Cullman City School Board’s next regularly scheduled board meeting will be Tuesday, March 20 at 5 p.m. in the central office board room.

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  • Nick Griffin