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Intercultural Diversity Advisory Council (IDAC)

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What is IDAC?
Intercultural Diversity Advisory Council (IDAC) draws members from parents to represent our school at district level climate assessment/problem-solving meetings. The primary purpose of the Intercultural Diversity Advisory Council (IDAC), originally formed in 1988 as the Intercultural Advisory Council, is to assist in the formation and review of policies that assure non-discriminatory practices in all operational areas of the Clovis Unified School District. Its further mission is to assist in improving the cultural environment of the District.

2023-24 Events & Opportunities

Native American Student Conference: November 1st at 9:15-1:15, Clark Intermediate (grades 7-12)

We are excited to announce our 1st Annual Native American Student Success Conference which will be held at Clark Intermediate on Nov. 1st. This event is only open to students receiving Indian Ed services and is part of their service program. The conference is free to students.

District IDAC Meeting: Friday, September 22nd, 2023 at 10:30 AM, Technology Services
Area IDAC Meeting: Tuesday, October 17th, 2023 at 1:00 PM, Buchanan High School Room 853
Area IDAC Meeting: Tuesday, March 19th, 2023 at 1:00 PM, Buchanan High School Room 853
District IDAC Meeting: Monday, April 24th, 2024 at 10:30 AM, Technology Services

Buchanan Area IDAC

Area IDAC Meeting: Tuesday, October 17th, 2023 at 1:00 PM, Buchanan High School Room 853
Area IDAC Meeting: Tuesday, March 19th, 2023 at 1:00 PM, Buchanan High School Room 853

IDAC Focus Areas 2023-24


National Heritage Months

Multi-Cultural Education
There are so many things we do as educators to teach our students about the people and cultures that make up today’s society. We often find ourselves looking for resources beyond what is available in our core curriculum. With this in mind, CIA has added a new resource to our distance learning website. It is labeled multi-cultural education and begins with Hispanic Heritage. You will find lessons from our core curriculum, as well as additional resources that can be used in all subject areas and for all grade levels. It also includes posters from Teaching Tolerance that are downloadable.

National Hispanic Heritage Month begins today, September 15th. Teachers will be incorporating a variety of content connections, as applicable to their content area, for a month of celebrating and honoring the history, culture, and contributions of Americans whose families hail from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

Below is a quick video explaining Hispanic Heritage Month:

In 1968 Hispanic Heritage Week was started under President Lyndon Johnson to celebrate the cultures, histories, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean and Central and South America.  In 1988 it was expanded by President Ronald Reagan to cover a 30 day period from September 15th to October 15th.  September 15th was selected because it is the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.  Other important dates that fall within that 30 day timeline are the anniversary of independence for Mexico (September 16) , Chile (September 18) and Columbus Day or Dia de la Raza (October 12).

CUSD Honors Black History Month 2022

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