Some minor personnel changes — and a weather make-up day — were approved Friday morning at a specially called Cullman City Schools board meeting.

Due to an unusually high amount of unexpected issues, the board authorized some transfers and temporary employees to fill immediate personnel needs, Superintendent Dr. Jan Harris said.

“A number of items needed to be approved to facilitate  the day-to-day operations of our school system,” she said. “We had a number of personnel things arise, like transfers, a resignation and leaves of absence.”

Following some inclement weather that saw classes canceled in late 2010, the board also approved a make-up day for May 26, which will now be the last day for students. May 27 will be both a workday and graduation.

 Personnel changes include:

  • The resignation of Hillary Thomas, Head Start instructional assistant at Cullman City Primary School.
  • A two-day leave of absence for Amy Farr, kindergarten teacher at Cullman City Primary School.
  • The voluntary transfer of Tammy Pendley, from instructional assistant at East Elementary School to instructional assistant at Cullman City Primary School.
  • The employment of Leah Hoffpauir, temporary (to fill a leave of absence) fourth grade teacher at West Elementary School.
  • The employment of Cynthia Gonstad, temporary (to fill a leave of absence) fourth grade teacher at West Elementary School.

In other business, the board:

  • Granted permission for Cullman City Head Start to partner with Cullman Area Mental Healthcare to provide mental health services for eligible Head Start students.
  • Ratified bid# 11-16-10-02 with BRESCO as the lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications for Child Nutrition Program cafeteria equipment.

* Trent Moore can be reached by e-mail at trentm@cullmantimes.com, or by telephone at 734-2131, ext. 220.

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