Equity Committee

  • The purpose of the Equity Committee is to advise the District Director of Equity to: 

    • Express and speak for school community concerns related to equal educational opportunities and multicultural/gender fair education.
    • Make recommendations for the school program as it relates to equal educational opportunity and multicultural/gender fair education.
    • Relate information about multicultural/gender fair education to the school community.
    • Assist in the reviewing of progress reports regarding equity programs in the district and equity legislation applicable to the school district.
    • Serve as liaison between parents/patrons and the school district relative to equity issues.
    • Relay issues of community interest and concern related to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, equal educational opportunity, and multicultural/gender fair education to the school administration and school board.
    • Serve as lay/community resource persons for reacting to the district’s development and implementation of the multicultural/gender fair education and equal employment opportunity/affirmative action plans.
    • Relay information on school educational and employment equity activities to community at large.
    • Review all District programs and employment policies and practices to assess the degree, which they promote multicultural/gender fair concepts.
    • Promote more positive inter-group relations within the community as well as to foster positive inter-group understanding and skills among students, employees, and the community.
    • Provide support for the school district’s multicultural/gender fair education program and its equal employment opportunity/affirmative action plan.

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Meeting Info

  • Location: Zoom
    Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Dates: First Wednesday of each month

    • December 7th
    • January 11th*
    • February 1st
    • March 1st
    • April 5th
    • May 3rd

    **Equity Advisory Committee meetings are open to anyone. If you are interested in attending please e-mail Andrea Jayne (jayne.andrea@iowacityschools.org) no less than 24 hours before the scheduled meeting so that you can receive a Zoom link.**

Equity Committee Members

  • Jessie Harper, Chair
    Brian F. Brandsmeier
    Dasia Taylor  
    Douglas Kollasch
    Eyad Hanna
    Heidi Pierce
    Jazmin Batie
    Jean Jordison
    Jessica Andino
    Joan Vandenberg
    Jodi Gibson
    Krisha Kapoor
    Leslie Locke
    Lulu Roarick
    Maureen Beran
    Paras Bassuk  
    Reyna Roach
    Savannah Lane

    JP Claussen, ICCSD School Board Member
    Charlie Eastham, ICCSD School Board Member
    Laura Gray, Director of Diversity and Cultural Responsiveness
    Eric Howard, Director of Equity and Employee Relations
    Luke Dillon, Assistant Director of Equity and Instruction
    Andrea Jayne, Secretary

Meeting Agendas

Meeting Minutes