Equity Council

  • puzzle piece image The Equity Advisory Council serves in an advisory capacity to provide feedback and make recommendations to the Board of Education as work progresses on district goals in order to eliminate disparities and ensure that ALL students achieve, succeed and graduate future ready.
    The EAC includes school board members, district staff, students, parents, and community representatives. To obtain further information, please contact the EAC Co-chairs:
    Annette Dabney: adabney@usd497.org
    Lois Orth-Lopes: loisorthl@aol.com
    Randy Masten: rgmasten@gmail.com

    Dr. Lewis made the determination to not have this advisory group meet before September 2018 as he wanted to hear from the community regarding concerns and priorities and then review the purpose/mission of this group during his first 100 days as Superintendent. 

    If you have not had the opportunity to review Dr. Lewis’ entry plan, here is the link to do so- www.usd497.org/EntryPlan.


    Members (*info to be available soon)

    This group will meet monthly on the 3rd Monday of the month from 5:30- 7 pm (except when they need to reschedule due to scheduling conflicts).  This group will merge with the District Equity Leadership Team Advisory (DELTA) for committee work only.


    This committee met monthly on the 3rd Monday of the month from 5:30- 7 pm, August - May. 
    (There was no meeting in December; joint meeting with DELTA and Dr. Lewis in March  and the group did not meet during the summer months.)