As an organization serving kids of color, we are committed to having our Board of Directors reflect the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of children in Washington schools.
“Equity in Education says it all. My initial involvement in this group came out of the realization that there is no other group like it that is advocating for the inclusion of our communities of color in the educational system. This group “shines a light” on the issues that are often overlooked or not included in the education discussion. We remind the stakeholders that we are an integral part of the solution and not the problem! I am a proud and loyal member of EEC.” Bernal Baca, EEC Board Member Ed. D.
Roles & Responsibilities
The board is required to meet a minimum of three times during the year. Currently, the Board will meet once a quarter, via conference call or in person. It is acceptable to utilize the executive committee during those other times to continue the business of the association.
The responsibilities of the Board members include, but are not
- Attend EEC Board meetings. This is governed by the by-laws.
- If a Board member misses more than three meetings, they can be asked to step down.
- An organization cannot function if its Board fails to perform its duties. Therefore, it is essential to attend the meetings to take care of business.
- EEC strives to be economical in use of meeting times, and to take care of as much business as possible in other ways (e.g., electronic communication)
- Be familiar with all EEC policies and activities.
- Become knowledgeable about the EEC budget and participating in the
- budget planning process.
- Participate in activities related to the realization of the EEC mission.
- Work to increase awareness of EEC
- Encourage collaboration between other organizations and EEC.
- Participate in the recruitment of new EEC general members, .committee
- members, committee chairs and officers.
- Support resource development for the EEC in whatever ways are best
- Make every effort to attend the EEC annual retreat.