Minutes: May 13, 2014

Diversity Committee Minutes

5-13-14 Meeting  Goal:    Address Goal 2 of action plan, wrap up year, & plan for next year.

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The committee members reviewed last meetings minutes.

The committee viewed and celebrated the creation of the Allen ISD Diversity page on district website and accomplishments made and steps taken since last meeting.

Goals for the year were reviewed.  Goal 1 for the year was deemed successful and goal 2 was deemed partially completed as well.  The portions of Goal 2 which need to be addressed revolve around the creation of a Diversity celebration which will be an ongoing effort for the future.  Future actions that were discussed surrounding Goal 2 of providing diversity education opportunities to community and staff included: diversity themed poster contests, Allen ISD student “day of service” (which could possibly partner with Day of Caring and Project Kids ),  Possible partnership with Collin County Community College’s MLK day community program and presentation, and recognition for or presentation of scholarships to seniors receiving funds from diversity related organizations or groups such as Collin County Black Chamber or Rotary Club.  The committee came to the conclusion that next year the focus should be on building community relationships (possibly through the day of service activity) in order to reach the goal of a district led “diversity showcase” presentation for the 15-16 school year.  Needs for this were briefly discussed including facilities and funding which led into discussion of the subcommittees to be implemented next year.

Committee Positions and Sub-committee chairs needed for next year include:

·       Secretary

·       Secondary Campus/PTA Communication Liaison

·       Elementary Campus/PTA Communication Liaison

·       Website/ Public Relations Office Liaison

·       Event Committee (Becca Penny volunteered to chair)

·       Fundraising Committee

·       Community Corporate Relations Committee (Antoinette Vincent volunteered to co-chair)

Finally tentative dates and times where agreed upon for next year’s Diversity committee meetings with additional times to be determined by subcommittees if needed. 

Diversity Committee 2014-2015 meetings: (Locations and possible web conferencing TBA)

·           September 23rd 4:30-5:30 pm

·           November 11th 4:30-5:30 pm

·           January 13th 4:30-5:30 pm

·           May 12th 4:30-5:30 pm

Special thanks to all committee members that participated during the 2013-2014 school year!!!