Diversity Committee Mission

  • The Fairbanks North Star Borough is a diverse community, and the school district embodies that diversity. The sixteen-member Diversity Committee provides administration officials with a wide range of perspectives to assist in maintaining an educational environment that embraces and supports equity, equality, inclusivity, and an openness to our diversity. The committee is charged with keeping the administration informed of specific concerns and helping find ways to encourage all students and parents to become involved in educational opportunities and school activities.

Serve on the Diversity Committee

  • The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District is soliciting applications from people interested in serving as a volunteer committee member on the Diversity Committee. The Diversity Committee will act in an advisory capacity regarding diversity issues in the school district.

    We currently have openings for (3) Parent Representatives and (1) Community members.

    Ways to apply:

2019-2020 Meeting Dates

2019-2020 Meeting Dates

2018-19 Meeting Dates

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    • Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. 
      Agenda                    Meeting Notes             Audio

     

    • Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. 
      Agenda                   Meeting Notes             Audio


    • Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. 
      Agenda                   Meeting Notes             Audio

     

    • Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. (Rescheduled from April 25, 2019)
      Agenda                Meeting Notes             Audio

     


    All committee meetings will be held in the Administrative Center, 520 Fifth Avenue, Fairbanks

2017-18 Meeting Dates


  • All committee meetings will be held in the Administrative Center, 520 Fifth Avenue, Fairbanks

Contact Information


Committee Members

  • Diversity Committee (16 members)

    • Committee Chair: Katherine LaPlaunt, Assistant Superintendent
    • School Board Representative: Jennifer Luke
    • FEA Representative: Denise Newman
    • ESSA Representative: Bea Felter
    • FPA Representative: Heather Johnson
    • Parent Representatives (3): VACANT, VACANT, VACANT
    • Student Representative: Othnelia Amegashie, Hutchison High School
    • At-Large Community Representatives (7): Katie Dabney, Rose O'Hara-Jolley, Alyssa Quintyne, Elizabeth Holm, Ellen Weiser, Janet Farris, Vacant (1)

    Committee Chair
    Katherine LaPlaunt, Assistant Superintendent

    Committee Staff Support
    Shayna Ellingrud, EEO & Title IX Assistant

     

     

Last Modified on May 27, 2020