Coalition of Minorities August Meeting Agenda

August 28, 2014
12 p.m.- 2 p.m.
Utah State Office of Education Boardrooms
East 500 South, SLC


CMAC’s Purpose: To be an effective advocacy group for the educational needs of ethnic minority students.

Welcome & Introduction – Freddie Cooper, CMAC Chair

  • Sydnee Dickson, Interim Deputy Superintendent/Director Teaching & Learning, USOE – (tentative pending availability)

Cultural Reverence – Analis Ruiz
Item #1: Approval of June 26, 2014 Meeting Minutes – Freddie Cooper
Item #2: FY 2015 Board Budget Priorities & Legislative Priorities – Kim Burningham and Heather Groom – State Board Members

  • CMAC $11,000,000

$1,000,000 Bullying Prevention
$10,000,000 MESA Restoration

Item #3: CMAC Structure Working Committee Report – Charlene Lui, Committee Chair & Edie Park, Committee Co-chair
Item #4: Standing Agenda Item – Working Committee Reports – Freddie Cooper
Item #5: Chair Report – Freddie Cooper
• Chronic Absenteeism Conference: September 18, 2014 “Every Day Counts Policy Forum” – Call for CMAC Volunteers
• Superintendent Search Committee Possible CMAC Representative – Freddie Cooper
UPDATE – New CMAC Executive Committee Members:
African American Rep.: Chair Freddie Cooper, Chair-Elect Roderic Land, Past Chair Ike Spencer
Pacific Islander Rep.: Charlene Lui
American Indian Rep.: Clayton Long/Ken Sekaquaptewa (will rotate as needed)
Asian American Rep.: Aida Santos-Mattingly
Hispanic/Latino Rep.: Hiram Alba

CMAC Bylaws: Section 2 The Executive Committee
Shall consist of the Chairperson, Chair-Elect, and the immediate past Chairperson of CMAC, and three members of the CMAC body. Consideration should be given to balance the membership of the executive committee to assure representation of the various CMAC ethnic groups.


THIS MEETING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. The next CMAC meeting is scheduled for September 25, 2014 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Utah State Office of Education in the Boardrooms

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