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.

Meeting Info

  • Location: 
    Educational Services Center
    1725 North Dodge St., Iowa City, IA 52245
    Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
    Dates: Second Wednesday of each month


Meeting Agendas

Equity Committee Members

  • Yolanda Rivera, Chair
    Omolola Amanan, Vice Chair
    Maya Mahajan, Secretary
    Brian F. Brandmeier
    Lisa Covington
    Charlie Eastham
    Jayne Finch
    Saria Gassouma
    Britt Griffin
    Kim Hanrahan
    Badra Kalil
    Brooke Kimbrough
    Ava Otoadese
    Paul Retish
    Crissa Stephens
    Stephanie Van Housen
    Jessie Witherell
    Kingsley Botchway, Director of Equity and Engagement