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Huntsville City Council reaffirms commitment to education

Published on January 26, 2021

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle and the Huntsville City Council reaffirmed their commitment to education Tuesday, January 26, during a joint work session with Huntsville City Schools.

“We’re a city of partners,” said Council President Jennie Robinson, who opened the meeting.

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle and Huntsville City Schools Superintendent Christie Finley.

Both sides touted the benefits of that partnership during the meeting, which also included current and future snapshots of residential and business growth. Another discussion focused on how that growth will impact the City’s schools, revenue and resources for the school system as it relates to state and local taxes, and the City of Huntsville’s financial forecast.

Mayor Battle said he regularly works with Huntsville City Schools Superintendent Christie Finley to ensure all Huntsville City Schools students receive a quality education. He also acknowledged the work of the School Board by pointing out January is National School Board Recognition Month.

“One of our biggest partnerships is with education,” the mayor said, adding the quality of the City’s schools was a determining factor in Huntsville landing U.S. Space Command. “Huntsville is a smart place because of the work our schools do.”

Robinson plans to hold another joint work session in about six months.

Watch the full meeting on HuntsvilleAL.gov/HsvTv.