Speak Up Huntsville City, Madison County, Madison City! is a grass-roots initiative designed to bring individuals and organizations together to talk about public schools. This process brings citizens together in large and small groups to identify strengths, weaknesses, and wishes, and will result in a unified plan to enhance the quality of our three public education systems.
Are we . . .
... where we should be? ... postured for growth? ... ready for more students? ... supporting schools properly?
The Speak Up Huntsville, Madison, Madison County process invites citizens to talk about education, develop a shared vision, identify shared responsibilities, and provide resources necessary for success. This work will take place over a 12-18 month period through a series of large and small group conversations that seek input and opinions about education from individuals in the community. The Schools Foundation is the organizational lead for this effort.
To support this effort or to volunteer: fill out this form or email
A Call To Action
The Schools Foundation accepts the challenge to lead this community engagement process to build unified support for public schools. Healthy communities need strong public schools, and schools are most effective when they work in partnership with the communities they serve. Strong schools are the best economic development tool for our community.
Speak Up Huntsville, Madison, Madison County provides the forum for citizens to voice opinions about education, build a network to strengthen public schools, and sustain educational improvement. Speak Up is tailored to each individual school system.
This approach to assess and improve education has never been attempted locally but other communities have successfully used this process to bring about school reform and improvement. This initiative is intended to prompt change, promote school improvement, strengthen our local economic community, and ensure public accountability.
Speak Up is a process, an opportunity, a way to move our schools forward from good to great.