Equity and Student Support
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 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 Support Quick Links
MARTYRDOM OF THE BÁB • Bahá’í
Thursday, July 9th
Observance of the anniversary of the execution by a firing squad in Tabríz, Persia, of the 30-year-old Siyyid ‘Alí-Muhammad, the Báb, the prophet-herald of the Bahá’í Faith.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) DAY
Sunday, July 26th
Commemorates the 1990 signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which guarantees equal opportunity for people with disabilities.
TISHA B’AV • Jewish
Thursday, July 30th
Mourning of the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem in 586 BCE and 70 CE.
EID AL-ADHA • Islamic
July 31st - Aug. 1st
Commemoration of Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience of a command from God. Marks the end of the annual Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca) which had to be limited this year due to COVID-19.
School-Based Activities Suspended Due to Covid-19
Due to District efforts to navigate the challenges connected to Covid 19, all upcoming school-based equity activities will be suspended until further notice.
College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center - Spanish Immersion Summer Camp
Escuelita de Lita is good old-fashioned fun. Students learn Spanish language & culture through thematic lessons, play, exploration, and community building. Activities include arts & crafts, stories, drama, music, dance, indoor and outdoor games, and book browsing- all in Spanish! Escuelita de Lita features daily CAPOEIRA CLASSES! This program is open to students of all Spanish levels, ages 4+ to 11.
Sessions will be held the weeks of June 1-5, June 8-12, June 15-19, June 22-26 and the weeks of July 6-10 & July 13-17 at 701 W. Howard Ave, Decatur 30030. For more information go to https://www.escuelitadelita.com
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
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