CULLMAN – Jason Neal announces his candidacy for
re-election to the Cullman City School Board, Place 4.
Jason Neal is a lifelong resident of Cullman. He is married
to Stephanie Davis Neal and they have three children,
Auston (wife Lynlee), Jordan, and Olivia. They are all
active members of the First Baptist Church of Cullman.
Neal has served the youth in Cullman by coaching both
boys’ and girls’ athletics.
Neal graduated from the University of North Alabama in
1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business
Management. He is an agency owner for Liberty National
Life Insurance Company in Cullman and has worked for
the company since 1993.
“My children received their education at the primary,
elementary, middle, and high schools in the Cullman City
School System. For this reason, I understand the
importance of continuously striving to make our school
system one of the best in the state. I have a dedicated
interest in the education of the current and future children
served by Cullman City Schools,” said Neal. “I want to
continue to work towards implementing and accomplishing
the goals we have set by the current board in the
long-range capital plan. It is important for the board to
continue working with the Mayor and City Council to
ensure the safety and security of our students in all our
campus facilities and to prepare for the spaced needed for
the current and future growth of our city.”
Neal supports the advancement of technology and
believes CCS has one of the best technology departments
in the state. “We witnessed their expertise during the
recent closing of our schools due to the COVID-19
pandemic and the need to transfer to virtual learning. They
assisted not only our students, but were always there to
support our faculty and our staff.” He would like to
continue to provide strong leadership to help the board,
administration, and teachers advance our school system
into the future.
Neal considers the following accomplishments among the
most notable during his last four years as a school board
● Decreased expenditures in administrative services
(i.e. Central Office) by replacing coordinator positions
with experts who recently retired from other school
● Reinstated the Technology Coordinator position as a
stand-alone function at no additional cost to the
● Employed a System-Wide Athletic Director to assist
with facilities, mentoring of coaches, scheduling,
administrative oversight, and athletic partners.
● Streamlining form management by continually
transitioning from paper to online. Revised personnel
and financial handbooks throughout the system.
● Revised the athletic supplements from set amounts to
a percentage of the teaching salary. This ensured
equity in responsibilities while incentivizing coaches to
continue as they gain experience. Moved head
coaches of major sports to annual contracts.
● Repared drainage issues at baseball field and
● Initiated process to renovate CHS gym lights,
windows, and add HVAC.
● Removed all carpet from EES and WES. Replaced
with PVC tile or refinished underlying hardwood.
● Installed new roofs at EES, WES, and CMS.
● Conducted a facilities assessment and population
study to address the needs of Cullman City Schools.
● Developed a long-range plan for the growth of
Cullman City Schools from the conclusions gained in
the facilities and population assessments.
● Purchased the Hoehn Property adjacent to CCPS to
provide the foundational opportunity to implement the
● Actively seeking funding to support necessary
building projects arising from the population growth
and expanding housing market.
● Maintained an overall A score for the school system
● Added Dance classes at CHS through the
state-approved adjunct program.
● Added a full-time Assistant Principal at EES and
● Expanded Archery program to cover EES, WES, and
● Added a summer foreign language camp for
elementary students. Established a summer program
for EL students.
● Partnered with Office of School Readiness to offer 6
classes of Pre-K
The importance of making positive decisions based on
what is best for the children of Cullman has been Neal’s
priority in his previous terms and will continue to be a
priority in the future. He supports safe and exceptional
educational opportunities for all children during these
“I desire to continue my service on the board and would
appreciate your support and vote for re-election to the
Cullman City School Board, Place 4.”