Multi-Ethnic Committee (MEC)

Purpose

As part of an agreed legal judgment in 1987, the Multi-ethnic Committee meets to discuss topics covered in a Federal Court order related to educational issues and discrimination.

Desegregation order 

Committee make-up

Membership is decided by the Federal Court’s Northern Judicial District of Texas, based on recommendations submitted by Garland ISD and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

The committee shall consist of three Anglo members, three Black members, three Hispanic members, and two Asian members.  The committee shall also have seven student ex officio members (non-voting).

Available Committee Seats

There are seats available for one Hispanic member, two Asian members and one Anglo member.

If you are interested in being considered for the Multi-Ethnic Committee, please email your resume to Lakisha Culpepper, African-American Community Liaison for Garland ISD. Lakisha Culpepper will submit your request for approval to the NAACP Garland Unit #6256 and Garland ISD for further consideration.

Committee Members

Ms. Barbara Daniels, MEC Chairman
Dr. Joyce Miller, MEC Vice-Chairman
Mr. Timothy Robinson, MEC Secretary
Mr. Julian Olalde
Dr. Bonnie Martinez
Mr. Howard Pierson
Ms. Angela Reed

Ex-Officio Student Members

John Reeve Ramos
Timothy Williams
Blanca Ledesma-Davila
Brianna Rose
Vianna Ho
Rianna Lopez
Lyn Nguyen

Frequency of meetings

Committee members vote, set the schedule for meetings and meet five times per year at 6:30 p.m. 

Meeting Topic

Meeting DateLocationMeeting Topic
September 28, 2020Open Zoom MeetingReview Multi-Ethnic Compliance and a Historical Perspective
October 26, 2020Open Zoom MeetingTransportation/Freedom of Choice and Facilities Master Plan
January 25, 2021Open Zoom MeetingReview of the Desegregation Court Order
February 22, 2021Open Zoom MeetingHuman Resources Report
March 29, 2021

Open Zoom Meeting

Agenda:

Special Meeting


1. Call to Order
2. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance
3. Special Meeting Purpose
4. Garland ISD: Updates and MEC Related Information
5. Discussion
6. Public Forum (limited to 3 min per individual)
7. Adjourn

 
April 26, 2021

Open Zoom Meeting

Agenda:

Schools of Choice Updates and Enrollment


1. Call to Order
2. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance
3. Approve meeting minutes from 3/29/2021
4. Appointment of MEC member
5. School of Choice and Enrollment
6. Virtual School
7. Garland ISD: Updates and MEC Related Information
8. Discussion
9. Public Forum (limited to 3 min per individual)
10. Adjourn

May 24, 2021

Open Zoom Meeting

Agenda:

Discipline Data, Goals and Strategies


1. Call to Order
2. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance
3. Approve meeting minutes from 4/26/2021
4. Discipline Data, Goals, and Strategies
5. Garland ISD: Updates and MEC Related Information
6. Discussion
7. Public Forum (limited to 3 min per individual)
8. Adjourn

*Tentative dates subject to change