Mission Statement

We, the members of the Desegregation Advisory Committee (DAC), are an independent, volunteer group composed of Huntsville City Schools (HCS) students and parents with children enrolled in HCS. ¬†We are responsible for monitoring HCS’s implementation of the Consent Order by reviewing data, making recommendations to the superintendent, and filing reports with the Court. We serve as a voice of the community and an early warning system for developing challenges. We gather information from both the public and HCS and we make assessments about whether, in our view, HCS is meeting its obligation to faithfully implement the Consent Order.

We are not a second board of education and do not have authority to set HCS policy. We are not responsible for assigning students, staff, or faculty to schools, for hiring or firing HCS employees, or for establishing HCS budget priorities. We recognize that our ultimate responsibility is to improve the future for all children in the Huntsville City School System and to help finally remove the tenacious and immoral vestiges of segregation.

Consent Order Areas

Descriptions to be posted pending approval from the Court.

2017/18 DAC Members

  • Angela Curry
  • Ashley Sparks
  • Destiny Cordule
  • Florence Owens
  • Julian Parker
  • Jy’lah Jones
  • Keith Poe
  • Kimberly Flint
  • Laura Lemley
  • Lonette Jenkins-Bell
  • Millie Steber
  • Mya Townsend
  • Preeti Francis
  • Samuel Barnes
  • Savitha Venkatesh
  • Vinny Argentina