The Council of Intown Neighborhoods and Schools, founded in 1978, represents the four elementary schools (Hope/Hill, Lin, Morningside, Springdale Park), two K-8 charter schools (Centennial Academy and Kindezi Old Fourth Ward), a middle school (Inman) and high school (Grady) that serve the cluster of schools known as the Grady Cluster. Each year, CINS awards grants totaling thousands of dollars to teachers in our cluster schools.
CINS mission is to work with Atlanta Public Schools (APS) to foster the development of safe, quality education, in the Grady cluster of schools. To meet this goal, CINS conducts monthly meetings of parents, school administrators, and Board of Education members to explore resources, identify critical issues and seek solutions to problems.
CINS received 13 terrific grant applications in the 2015-16 school year and, thanks to our dedicated supporters (listed below) and CINS members, we were able to fund them all!
Please see the Grants page for more information.
The CINS Teachers' Grants Showcase
CINS Executive Board Elections
Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 6:30 pm
Hope-Hill Elementary School, 112 Boulevard NE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Please join CINS for our last community meeting of the 2015-16 school year, the Grants Showcase at Hope-Hill Elementary, in the Media Center, on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
We had a very successful fundraising effort thanks to all the CINS Superstars listed below. We were able to fund all of the eligible grant requests that we received. Come hear from some of the Grady cluster's most enthusiastic and creative teachers about how they were able to use their funding to impact their students. It's sure to be inspiring!
Please stay after the meeting to vote in the CINS Executive Board slate. The general membership will be voting for the new CINS Co-Presidents, the Secretary and the Treasurer.
CINS’ meetings are always free and open to the public. CINS is a not-for-profit organization that has worked for over 36 years to empower public schools in our cluster located in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia. CINS’ mission is to work with Atlanta Public Schools to foster the development of safe, quality education in the Grady cluster of schools.
State Budget Cuts
Want more information on the proposed State budget cuts? See the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute. And for a video overview, see the Video Overview of the Governor's Proposed 2017 Budget.
Donors Choose for the Grady Cluster
Did you know that Grady Cluster teachers currently have 48 projects on the Donors Choose website?
To read about the exciting projects for which our teachers are seeking equipment, go to donorschoose.org and search on any of the Grady Cluster schools (Grady High School, Inman Middle School, Centennial Academy, Hope-Hill Elementary, Mary Lin Elementary, Springdale Park Elementary, and Morningside Elementary.) As of this writing, every school has at least one active project on the website! Pick your favorite project and donate today!
Please join the Council of Intown Neighborhoods and Schools as we express our appreciation to the SuperStar Supporters listed below whose donations funded the 2015 –2016 grants.
CINS is currently soliciting donations to fund the 2016—2017 “Excellence in Education” grant cycle. Donate Now!
Platinum Stars - $1500 and up
Love Child Productions
Gold Stars - $500 -$1499
Dr. Silver Smiles Orthodontics Midtown Neighbors’ Association
Home Park Civic Association
Silver Stars - $250—$499
Clare Richie & the Richie Family Abby Martin & the Davis Family
Preach Productions “Greenleaf”
Bronze Stars - $100—$249
Larissa Bradburn Cindy Hulbert
Christa Martin Dana Persons Lynette Slovensky
Sterling Stars - $20—$99
Cameron Stoeckl Edmund Park HOA
Meredith Bass Lake Claire Neighbors
Priscilla Borders Springdale Park PTO
Napoleon Williams Dr. Betsy Bockman
Cynthia Briscoe-Brown Tad Christian
Amy Hartman Eva Becerra
Poncey-Hi Neighborhood Assn.
Follow the official blog of Dr. Meria Carstarphen, superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools, http://atlsuper.com/
E-SPLOST | A Grady Cluster Perspective
VOTING DAY: TUESDAY MAY 24
EARLY VOTING: MAY 2 – 20
On May 24, voters will go to the polls and decide whether to renew the Education Special Local Option Sales Tax (E-SPLOST), the one-cent sales tax that funds capital projects across APS. Here are some details behind the E-SPLOST.
Some of the projects included in this E-SPLOST proposal are:
*$33 million: Renovation of and addition to Grady that would add 18 classrooms, science labs, and a new administrative suite.
*$47 million: Renovation of and addition to the David T. Howard Building to become the cluster’s new middle school (Plus $5 million from the current SPLOST).
*$20 million: Renovation of Morningside Elementary to address recommendations from the 2015 Facilities Conditions Assessment (the HVAC is in major disrepair... and needs this overhaul, among other things).
* $8 million: Plans for the Grady Cluster also include using $8 million from the current SPLOST for athletic practice fields at the Walden site in Old Fourth Ward, and for using the Inman facility for additional elementary school capacity for the cluster in the future.
FIND MORE INFORMATION HERE
GO Team Election results have been announced. Congratulations to all our Grady Cluster GO Team members!
If you missed the Superintendent's October 8th State of the District, please see the video HERE.