The Huntsville Committee of 100 believes the #1 economic development issue in our community today is the quality of public education. The Huntsville area has enjoyed rapid job growth and prosperity in this community primarily due to the outstanding reputation of our three public school systems.
The Committee of 100’s members are actively engaged in public school issues and regularly attend school board meetings across the three systems. Throughout the last five years, we’ve invested in many programs to build a culture of excellence in our three public school systems. We are fully committed to having the highest concentration of National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) in the country. NBCTs are proven to increase student achievement and improve classroom management nationwide. To learn more about the Creative Cities Fund’s current campaign, click here
Major current projects related to education:
- 2019-community-wide tax renewal
- 2019 – Generated funding for 100 new National Board Certified Teachers for Huntsville City, Madison City and Madison County public schools; grants administered in partnership with The Schools Foundation.
- 2018– Funded a professional development experience for 600+ Huntsville City Schools teachers and a community-wide poverty simulation to increase understanding of students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
- 2018 – Funded peer-to-peer mentoring programs to cultivate positive culture within local public high schools.
- Support implementation of Alabama College- & Career-Ready Standards and other efforts to improve academic achievement in our three local school systems.
- Improve career education and workforce readiness through the implementation of the PARCA Technical Education Plan in four targeted areas: advanced manufacturing, construction, healthcare and hospitality.
- Sponsor Business/Education Coalition to provide business support to all three local school systems and develop cooperative efforts to improve public education.