Equity Council Meeting- September 13, 2021 6pm
Agenda: Welcome, Open Forum for Advisory Topics, Adjourn
Attendance: Jennifer Cruz, Jennifer Bitsie, Jennifer Vargas, Florencio Reza, Kirsten Healy, Bianca Bemonte-Sapien, Doreen DiNaro (absent), Kendra Brown (absent).
Welcome- Sign in on Zoom
Brief history/accomplishments of 21st Equity Council overview
Introductions of New Members SY 21-22- Jennifer Cruz, Jennifer Bitsie, Jennifer Vargas. Established members introduced Kirsten Healy, Bianca Bemonte-Sapien, Doreen DiNaro (absent), Kendra Brown (absent).
Open Forum for Advisory Topics- Members shared topics in open forum: goal to have opportunity for policy review with equity lens. Council is a safe space for concerns to be voiced and to represent voices (Native American, bilingual, students with disabilities, economically disadvantaged). A space to listen and offer considerations from unique perspectives/experiences that could help the school and represent all voices.
Remote Access discussion- time, technology (swivl) for equity of access by all and least restrictive environment. Compliments shared for school responsiveness to support student needs. Suggestion to highlight school support systems on website.
Next meeting: 1 hour before PTA Meeting- TBD.