Educational Equity Committee Meeting Minutes – February 11, 2022

Our 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: Lizzy Díaz

The Educational Equity Committee met on Friday, February 11, 2022, at the ESC Room 102.

Committee Members Present: Tito Parker, Karen Mackey, Shana Michalski, Norma Azpeitia, Rhonda McGarry, Jacob Harlan, Laura Mesz, Sherry Martin, Joe Simmons, June Mikkelson and Kristine Bata.

District Employees and School Board Directors Present: Dr. Jung, Dr. Buryanek, Joe Riker, Director Dr. Juline Albert, Stephanie Alcaraz, Director Perla Alarcon-Flory, Director Monique Scarlett, Amber Sackmann, and Lizzy Díaz.

Visitor: Val Uken

District Board Committees

Dr. Jung welcomed the committee and reviewed the Board Committee Assignments.

Strategic Plan

Dr. Buryanek went over the Key Performance Indicators of Equity for the Strategic Plan. The committee was split into groups to for an activity going over the Strategic Plans for other districts in the country. Based on the information from other plans, Dr. Buryanek asked the committee what Key Performance Indicators should be considered for SCCSD plan for next year. The committee shared their input.

Roundtable Items/ Upcoming Dates and Events

Monique Scarlett has been invited to speak at the Black Leadership Panel on Tuesday, February 15th at Morningside University.

Val Uken informed the committee of a new youth group at the Urban Native Center.

Next meeting: March 11, 2022, 12:00 -1:00pm.