Equity and Student Services
Consistent with the District’s Strategic Priority to Reduce Disproportionality, the Department of Equity and Student Services is committed to understanding the root causes of disproportionality in CSD; providing input on discipline policies, 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).
- Delivers prevention and intervention services (school counseling and social work).
- Addresses the needs of homeless students and families through the McKinney-Vento Act and supports the Decatur Student Center, housed at Decatur High School.
- Provides high interest, well-managed activities of exceptional quality to all students in City Schools of Decatur.
Equity & Student Services Quick Links
School-Based Equity Activities Suspended or Online Due to Covid-19
Due to District efforts to navigate the challenges connected to Covid 19, many upcoming school-based equity activities will be suspended or convened electronically until further notice.
Equity-Based Concerns, Ideas, or Questions?
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Associate Superintendent of Equity and Student Services
Dr. Lillie Huddleston
404-371-3601 x 1026
Administrative Assistant for Equity and Student Services
Mrs. Cynthia Brown
404-371-3601 x 1032
Student Success Director
Mrs. Dianne Acuña (Thompson) Andree
404-371-3601 x 2147
Dr. Mari Ann Banks
404-371-3601 x 1029
Coordinator of 504 and School Psychology
Mr. Benjamin Knaebel, M.A. NCSP
404-371-3601 x 1062
Lead School Counselor
Dr. Kimberly Jones
404-370-4170 Ext. 2144
DHS Counseling Department HeadIf you would like to book a meeting/appointment with Dr. Jones, please use the following link: