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 four open MEC seats available, one Anglo member seat, one Black member seat, one Hispanic member seat and one Asian member seat.

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

Committee Members

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

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 Date Location Meeting Topic
August 22, 2022 Student Services Review the Desegregation Court Order, Multi-Ethnic Compliance, and a Historical Perspective
September 26, 2022 Join Zoom Meeting Discipline Data, Goals, and Strategies
October 24, 2022 Join Zoom Meeting Transportation/Freedom of Choice and Facilities Master Plan
February 27, 2023 Join Zoom Meeting Human Resources Report
April 24, 2023

Student Services

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)

Reports & findings

If you have difficulty accessing the information in the documents on this page because of disability, please contact Jasmine Preston, Coordinator of Web Services at 972-487-3265 or jdpresto@garlandisd.net.

Contact us

Executive Director of Student Services
African-American Community Liaison