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

Meeting Minutes

Equity Committee Members

  • Yolanda Rivera, Chair
    Jayne Finch, Secretary
    Brian F. Brandsmeier
    Ty Cruce
    Charlie Eastham
    Saria Gassouma
    Ain Grooms
    Kim Hanrahan
    Raina Harmon
    Teresa Heitman
    Leslie Locke
    Ayoub Mogassbi
    Nadine Petty
    Claudia Rivera
    Stephanie Van Housen
    John Xu
    Laura Cottrell, Director of Diversity and Cultural Responsiveness 
    Jeremy Tabor, Director of Equity and Employee Relations