In May 2019, as a follow-up to community comments and concerns regarding local education that were elucidated during the current Small Area Planning process, GrowCove Civic Organization asked the Superintendent of Huntsville City Schools, Christie Finley, if she would prepare an informational presentation for Cove neighbors. Ms. Finley agreed to an event, scheduled for Monday, July 29th, 2019 at Goldsmith-Schiffman Elementary School.

To provide input for the content of the presentation, GrowCove members developed an online community survey. The survey was structured to provide opportunities for open-ended community questions and praise, along with a multiple-choice list of concerns/priorities. 160 neighbors responded to the survey!

While the most pressing concern of most Cove residents was the status of a new high school in the Cove and a desire for insight into current enrollment and growth trends, many other topics were mentioned by respondents.

See the full results below:


GrowCove shared this document with Huntsville City Schools administration, and Ms. Finley and a number of other individuals will comprise an all-star speaking line-up next Monday.  Below is the list of speakers.

Ms. Christie Finley – Superintendent
Dr. Tim Scott- Chief Academic Officer
Ms. Rena Anderson – Community Engagement
Ms. Tina Hancock- CSFO
Ms. Christina Spivey- HCES principal
Ms. Jennifer Douthit- GSES principal
Ms. Amy Vanallen- HCMS principal
Mr. Aaron King – HHS principal
Ms. Wilder and Ms. Watkins, HCS Board Members, will also be in attendance.

Please join us at 5:30pm on Monday, July 29th in the A/V room of Goldsmith-Schiffman Elementary school. The room capacity is ~150 people. Please RSVP via Eventbrite. Walk-ins will be admitted as space is available.

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