1606 Brady St.
Davenport, IA
563-336-5000

Director of Equity and Diversity

One of the requirements of the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (sex discrimination), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (disability discrimination), and Chapter 95 of the Iowa Administrative Code (employment discrimination) is the district assign an employee the responsibility of coordinating compliance efforts. The District Equity Coordinator responsibilities extend through every aspect of district policies, programs, and practices; however, these responsibilities can be placed into six basic categories:

  • Knowledge of Federal and State Laws
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Dissemination of Information
  • Professional Development
  • Facilitate the Complaint (Grievance) Process
  • Monitoring

The intent of the legislation is for the equity coordinator to be more than a processor of grievances and complaints. Their role is to keep staff, students, and parents informed about their responsibilities and rights under the law. They monitor programs and activities within the district to ensure that they comply with federal and state equity requirements related to sex, disability, race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, and socioeconomic status.

Contact information for the Davenport Community School District’s Director of Equity and Diversity:
Dr. Erica Goldstone
Davenport Community School District
1606 Brady Street
Davenport, IA 52803
Phone: 563/336-3805
Email: goldstonee@mail.davenport.k12.ia.us