Minutes: December 10, 2013

Diversity Committee Minutes

12-10-13 Meeting  Goal:           Development of Action Plans

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2013-14 Diversity Action Plans

Goal 1:  Showcase Allen ISD diversity and the district’s commitment to its diverse student population

·       Research local school districts that have diversity webpages to bring examples to communications director

·       Addition of alternate Language translation tab added to webpage

·       Cultural events calendar added to diversity information page with links that give education on practices associated with those events

·       Research information needed on diversity webpage for following demographic targets

o   Current community members

§ Students & Families

§ Staff

o   Future staff

o   Future community members

§ Incoming families 

Goal 2:  Provide district wide diversity education opportunities to community members, current, and future staff.

·       Look into a partnership with local university on diverse learners and campus needs based on community makeup

·       Continue to attract diversity speakers similar to Eleanor Renee Rodriguez to speak at convocation so all staff members are able to attend instead of focusing on highly diverse campuses only.

·       Provide information on cultural practices present within the AISD school community

·       Monthly newsletter or calendar regarding cultural practices to provide information for staff

·       Create a MLK day/Diversity Showcase at the PAC (Highlighting student Productions/ outside speakers)

o   Possible partnership with community and local service organizations

o   “Celebrate ourselves” assembly