Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Annual Report

To: Michael Green

From: Vicky Barnes

Date: October 28, 2020

Subject: Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Report

Policy 5010 includes a review of programs, the setting of goals, and the implementation of corrective employment procedures to increase the ratio of the aged, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, women, Vietnam veterans who are under-represented in the job classification in relation to the availability of such persons having requisite qualifications.

The District currently seeks to engage and attract diverse applicants by posting jobs locally and to K-12 Job Spot, which attracts applicants from all around the United States and to Worksource which is a partnership of state and local government agencies (including Employment Security), colleges and non-profit organizations that offer employment services for job seekers and businesses. Recruitment previously has also been done through attending job fairs in both Tacoma and Portland, which attract diverse candidates, but this last year those were canceled due to the pandemic. Through these fairs, we are able to identify and engage with diverse candidates and pass their resumes on to our principals, so the hope is we will be able to participate this year. To increase the district’s visibility, I speak twice a year to students at Washington State University. The district also works with Doug Asbjornsen from Troops to Teachers, and if an applicant identifies themselves as a veteran and meets the qualifications of the position, they are interviewed. 

The goals of the Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action plan are listed below with the district’s data below each category.

Male/Female Balance and Staff Goals

A.    Administrators

Goal: To place females in administrative positions.

Objective: To place females in administrative positions as they become available which falls within the range of 50% men and/or women, without using preferential employment practices.

District

Administrators

3 Female 

6 Male 

B.    Principals and Assistant Principals

Goal: To place females in administrative positions.

Objective: To place females in principal and assistant principal positions as they occur and trained women are available, without using preferential employment practices.

District

Principals and Assistant Principals

3 Female 

4 Male

C.    Teachers, Elementary or grades K-8

Goal: To provide each student with the opportunity to experience both male and female homeroom teachers during the primary as well as the intermediate grades.

Objective: To achieve a staff which falls within a range of 50% men and/or women in the primary as well as the intermediate grades at each school, without using preferential employment practices.

District

Teachers, Elementary or grades K-8

75 Female

20 Male

D.    Teachers, Secondary or grades 9-12

Goal: To provide each student with the opportunity to experience both male and female staff in both curricular and extracurricular activities.

Objective: To maintain a staff which falls within a range of 50% men and/or women for classroom teachers and activity supervisors, without using preferential employment practices.

District

Teachers, Secondary or grades 9-12

19 Female

14 Male

Extracurricular Activity Supervisors

26 Female

41 Male

E.    Support Staff - Certificated and Classified

Objective: To achieve a staff which falls within a range of 50% men and/or women, without using preferential employment practices.

District (Including KWRL Co-op)

Support Staff - Certificated and Classified

218 Female

72 Male

Ethnic Minority Balance and Staff Goals

A.    Administrators

Goal: To place ethnic minorities in administrative positions, without using preferential employment practices.

Objectives: To place ethnic minorities in administrative positions as they become available to progress toward the percentage of ethnic minorities in the current ethnic minority student enrollment.

Students

.329% American Indian/AK Native

.658% Asian/Pacific

.452% Black

22.410% Hispanic

71.998% White

4.153% Two or more races

District

Administrators

11.1% American Indian/AK Native

11.1% Asian/Pacific

0 Black

0 Hispanic

77.8% White

B.    Principals and Assistant Principals

Goal: To place ethnic minorities in principal positions.

Objectives: To place ethnic minorities in principal and assistant principal positions as they occur and trained applicants are available, without using preferential employment practices.

District

Principals and Assistant Principals

0 American Indian/AK Native

0 Asian/Pacific

0 Black

14.3% Hispanic

85.7% White

C.    Teachers: Elementary or grades K-8

Goal: To provide each student with the opportunity to experience ethnic minority homeroom teachers during the primary as well as the intermediate grades, without using preferential employment practices.

Objectives: To achieve a staff of primary and intermediate teachers in which the percentage of ethnic minorities is comparable to that of the current ethnic minority student enrollment.

Students

.428% American Indian/AK Native

.795% Asian/Pacific

.306% Black

23.961%  Hispanic

69.988% White

4.523% Two or more races

District

Teachers: Elementary or grades K-8

3.2% American Indian/AK Native

3.2% Asian/Pacific

0 Black

5.2% Hispanic

88.4% White


D.    Teachers: Secondary or grades 9-12

Goal: To provide each student with the opportunity to work with ethnic minority staff in both curricular and extracurricular activities.

Objectives: To achieve a staff of classroom teachers and activity supervisors in which the percentage of ethnic minorities is comparable to that of the current ethnic minority student enrollment, without using preferential employment practices.

Students

.126% American Indian/AK Native

.377% Asian/Pacific

.754% Black

19.221%  Hispanic

76.131% White

3.392% Two or more races

District

Teachers: Secondary or grades 9-12

0 American Indian/AK Native

2.9% Asian/Pacific

0 Black

0 Hispanic

97.1% White

Extracurricular Activity Supervisors

1.49% American Indian/AK Native

4.48% Asian/Pacific

0 Black

2.99% Hispanic

91.04% White

E.    Support Staff - Certificated and Classified

Objectives: To achieve a staff of certificated and classified support staff in which the percentage of ethnic minorities is comparable to that of the current ethnic minority student enrollment, without using preferential employment practices.

Students

.329% American Indian/AK Native

.658% Asian/Pacific

.452% Black

22.410% Hispanic

71.998% White

4.153% Two or more races

District

Support Staff - Certificated and Classified

0% American Indian/AK Native

2.42% Asian/Pacific

.35% Black

4.15% Hispanic

93.08% White

Aged Balance and Staff Goals

A.    Administrators

Goal: To identify administrative positions where age is not a barrier to performance.

Objective: To create opportunities for older prospective staff to work on a part-time basis when it would not deter the district’s operations.

B.    Teachers

Goal: To provide opportunities for students to work with older staff in both curricular and extracurricular activities.

Objective: To create opportunities for older staff to work on a part-time basis in those situations where the staff member can serve as a role-model to the student or can share his/her breadth of experience.

C.    Support Staff - Certificated and Classified

Goal: To identify positions in the district, either full-time or part-time, where age does not limit the performance of the prospective staff member.

Objective: To place prospective staff who desire to work in positions where they are able to meet the expectations and/or needs of the district.

District: Positions are filled based upon qualifications and the ability to do the essential duties with or without reasonable accommodations. We currently don’t have any positions in the district where age is a barrier to the performance of the prospective staff member.