The formation of the inaugural 15 member Equity Task Force was a thoughtful process that took place across approximately two months. An initial message was shared with our community inviting interested individuals (staff, parents, students, other family members and community members) to submit an interest form. Over 200 individuals responded. A subsequent interest form was requested for the original interested individuals to complete, this time with specific questions about the individuals race, ethnicity, primary language, role and an open ended question about any other indicator that would inform CVUSD about background and/or experiences with equity. Approximately 130 individuals responded.
In an effort to create a non-biased process for member selection, four educational leaders outside of CVUSD, who also represent racial, ethnic and primary language diversity, were invited to volunteer their time in the selection process. The four individuals who made up the Equity Task Force Forming Committee are:
- Mr. Daryton Ramsey, Director of Accountability and Continuous Improvement, Ventura County Office of Education
- Dr. Zenda Mitchell-Abbott, Consultant (Previously Director of CTE Outreach and Support, Ventura County Office of Education)
- Ms. Elena Jaloma, Director of Student Support Services, California Lutheran University
- Ms. Diana Herndandez, Admissions Counselor, California Lutheran University