Cullman County Parents Getting Involved in Education
Many individuals in the Cullman County area and surrounding areas are being effected by the Cullman County Board of Educations new policy regarding enrollment of their children and the children of their friends and family in the school system. By signing this petition, you are asking that the board reconsider their decision and revert back to the "normal" policy wherein a parent could choose which school in the Cullman County district he or she wished for her child to attend. Or that the board take other factors into consideration when determining which school a child is to attend, i.e. if their siblings already attend a certain school, they too should be allowed to attend the same school; if a child has medical needs and he or she has family in the area that can assist and his knowledgeable in his or her condition; allow out of district fees to be applicable; etc.
The board's decision to change the policy should have been publicized and open for debate and/or discussion. This policy was not informative to the parents or tax paying citizens until the first Kindergarten registration was held and people were turned down or information that their child would have to enroll in a different school. The board's procedure was unprofessional and inconsiderate.