Equity and Student Support
In City Schools of Decatur, we are committed to aligning educational practices, policies, and resources to ensure that all students have access to and feel welcome to participate in high-quality learning experiences, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, gender, ability, religion, sexual orientation, linguistic diversity, or other cultural characteristics.
Consistent with the District’s Strategic Priority to Reduce Disproportionality, the Department of Equity and Student Support is committed to understanding the root causes of disproportionality in CSD, providing input on discipline policies and practices and culturally relevant pedagogy, engaging faculty and staff in cultural awareness and cultural proficiency professional learning activities, and strengthening family and community partnerships.
The Department also provides assistance to students, staff, and families through health services (nurses), evaluation and analysis (school psychologists), and academic support (Title Programs). The department also delivers prevention and intervention services (school counseling and social work) and addresses the needs of homeless students and families through the McKinney-Vento Act. The Decatur Student Center, housed at Decatur High School, provides an array of services for students and utilizes both CSD and community service providers. The Department also provides high interest, exceptional quality and well-managed athletics and activities to all students in City Schools of Decatur.