Educational Equity Committee Meeting Minutes – November 13, 2020

District Mission: The Sioux City Community School District exists to educate students to believe in their talents and skills, achieve academic excellence and succeed in reaching their potential.

Chairperson: Tito Parker

Secretary: Dulce Sanchez

The Educational Equity Committee met on Friday, November 13, 2020 at the ESC Board Room and via Zoom.

Committee Members Present: Jason Jackson, Karen Mackey, Tito Parker, Stephan Pearson, and Joe Riker.

District Employees and School Board Directors Present: Stephanie Alcaraz, Dr. Kim Buryanek, Lori Gentry, Dr. Jen Gomez, Lashawna Moyle, and Amber Sackmann.

Equity Data Dig

The Educational Equity Committee reviewed three data sets: graduation rate, dropout rate, and ACT scores. The graduation rate and dropout rate data are disaggregated by gender, race/ethnicity, homeless, ELL, and IEP. The ACT score data is disaggregated by grade, gender, and race/ethnicity.

The Educational Equity Committee used an Examining Data Protocol, which included identifying patterns/trends, surprising/unexpected data, positive and concerning data points, and questions.