Multi-Ethnic Committee (MEC)


As part of an agreed legal judgment in 1987, the Multi-ethnic Committee meets to discuss topics covered in a Federal Court order related to educational issues and discrimination.

Desegregation order 

Committee make-up

Membership is decided by the Federal Court’s Northern Judicial District of Texas, based on recommendations submitted by Garland ISD and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

The committee shall consist of three Anglo members, three Black members, three Hispanic members, and two Asian members.  The committee shall also have seven student ex officio members (non-voting).

Available Committee Seats

There are two open MEC seats available, one Anglo member seat and one Black member seat.

If you are interested in being considered for the Multi-Ethnic Committee, please email Lakisha Culpepper, African-American Community Liaison for Garland ISD. Lakisha Culpepper will submit your request for approval to the NAACP Garland Unit #6256 and Garland ISD for further consideration.

Committee Members

Ms. Barbara Daniels, MEC Chairman
Dr. Joyce Miller, MEC Vice-Chairman
Mr. Timothy Robinson, MEC Secretary
Ms. Kellee Kelly
Ms. Mindy Le
Dr. Bonnie Martinez
Ms. Angela Reed
Ms. Pauline Sias

Ex-Officio Student Members

Chancellor Gilstrap
Brooke Edney
Zuany Flores
Qi’Arian St John
Haley Arriaga
Danh Nguyen
Jorge Rivera

Frequency of meetings

Committee members vote, set the schedule for meetings and meet five times per year at 6:30 p.m. 

Meeting topic

Meeting DateLocationMeeting Topic
August 23, 2021Open Zoom MeetingCourt Order Review and MEC Historical Perspective and PAC: Functional Behavioral Environment Program Relocations
September 20, 2021Open Zoom MeetingDiscipline Data, Goals and Strategies
October 25, 2021Open Zoom MeetingTransportation/Freedom of Choice and Facilities and Facilities Master Plan (Officer elections)
February 28, 2022Open Zoom MeetingHuman Resources Report
April 25, 2022

Open Zoom Meeting

Schools of Choice Updates and Enrollment

*Tentative dates subject to change

Meeting agenda format

Call to Order: MEC President

Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance: MEC Member

Approve Previous Meeting Minutes: MEC Members

Monthly Topic based on schedule above: Presenter based on topic

Garland ISD/NAACP Updates: GISD/NAACP Representative

Discussion: MEC Committee Members

Public Forum: Limit to 3 minutes (per individual)