The Department of 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 understand the root causes of disproportionality in CSD; provide input on discipline policies, practices, and culturally relevant pedagogy; engage faculty and staff in cultural awareness and cultural proficiency professional learning activities; and strengthen 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, Supports the Decatur Student Center, housed at Decatur High School, and
- provides high interest, well-managed activities of exceptional quality to all students in City Schools of Decatur.
Winnona Park Peace & Pie - Thurs, Jan. 23rdWP's second Peace and Pie event of the school year to be held Thursday, January 23rd from 6:30-8:00 pm in the WP cafeteria. Join us for an evening of great food and meaningful conversation. More details to come! Please note that this is a fully inclusive space and we would love to see all of our community represented. Childcare will be provided!
Glennwood Culture Night - Sunday, Jan. 26th
Glennwood Elementary Auditorium/Gym 4-6pm
Hosted by: Glennwood PTA - Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee
Come celebrate your family's culture and learn about those of others in our Glennwood community on Glennwood Culture night at the end of this month (January 26, 4-6 pm in the Glennwood Auditorium).
Everyone has a culture - let's celebrate what makes Glennwood such a special place!
Culture Night event coordinators:
Kate Reddy: email@example.com
Nydia Almond: firstname.lastname@example.org
Beyond Diversity Staff/Faculty Seminar - February 17 and 18, 2020
CSD Faculty and Staff will engage in a thoughtful, compassionate exploration of race and racism, grapple with how each influences the culture and climate of our schools, and practice using strategies for identifying and addressing policies, programs, and practices that negatively impact achievement for students’ of color and serve as barriers for ALL students receiving a world-class education.
Beyond Diversity Community Seminar - February 6 and 7, 2020
Engage in a thoughtful, compassionate exploration of race and racism and grapple with how each influences the culture and climate of our schools; and practice using strategies for identifying and addressing policies, programs, and practices that negatively impact achievement for students’ of color and serve as barriers for ALL students receiving a world-class education.
If you are interested in attending this community training, please complete the form below and we will be in touch with you as soon as final decisions have been made.
Please only complete the form if you know for certain that you are able to attend both full days of the training, which will be held Thursday, February 6th and Friday, February 7th from 8:30a-3:30pm.
Contact the Decatur Education Foundation for more information.
Equity-Based Concerns, Ideas, or Questions?
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Executive Director of Equity and Student Support
Dr. Lillie Huddleston
404-371-3601 x 1026
Administrative Assistant for Equity and Student Support
Mrs. Cynthia Brown
404-371-3601 x 1032
Student Success Coordinator
Dr. 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 District Nurse
Mrs. Shonda Moore, M.B.A, B.S.N., R.N.
404-371-3601 x 2156
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