• Districtwide Educational Improvement Council (DEIC) is the district-level planning and decision-making committee. Compliance with Education Code 11.251(b)- (e), Education Code 11.253(b) and Policies BQA Legal and Local, the DEIC shall advise the Board/ Superintendent in establishing and reviewing the District Improvement Plan [see BQ], as well as the District’s educational goals, performance objectives, and major District-wide classroom instructional programs.

    The Districtwide Educational Improvement Council (DEIC) has positions open for a two-year term beginning August 2024. In order to satisfy the composition requirements of the Districtwide Educational Improvement Council (DEIC), elections will be held for the positions listed below: 

    Campus Teachers (2/3 of Professional Staff )

    Representation Area

    Name

    Campus

    Term

    1. Teacher: Elementary Pre-K-5

    Elvira Richard

    Zach White Elementary

    August 2023-25

    1. Teacher: Elementary Pre-K-5

    Sarah Mayne

    Guerero Elementary 

    August 2023-25

    1. Teacher: Elementary Pre-K-5

    Melinda Dominguez

    AOY Elementary 

    August 2023-25

    1. Teacher: Elementary Pre-K-5 (SPED)

    Alejandra Aldrete

    Zach White Elementary

    August 2023-25

    1. Teacher: Elementary Pre-K-5

    Stormy Daniels

    Duran Elementary

    August 2023-25

    1. Teacher: Elementary or PreK-8 

    VACANCY 

     

    August 2024-26

    1.  Teacher: Middle 6-8

    Melissa Anderson

    Guillen Middle School

    August 2023-25

    1.  Teacher: Middle 6-8

    Elissa Hughes

    Hornedo Middle School

    August 2023-25

    1. Teacher: High School-ELAR

    Isabella Camfield

    Franklin High School

    August 2023-25

    1. Teacher: High School-Math

    VACANCY

     

    August 2024-26  

    1. Teacher: High School-Science

    Arlene Perez

    Irvin High School

    August 2023-25

    1. Teacher: High School-Social Studies

    Abraham Monteros

    Bowie High School

    August 2023-25

    1. Teacher: Secondary 6-12 (non-core)

    VACANCY

     

    August 2024-26

    1. Teacher: Secondary 6-12 (non-core)

    Sofia Jacquez

    YWA

    August 2023-25

    Campus Nonteaching Professional & District-Level  (1/3 of Professional Staff )    

    Representation Area

    Name

    Campus/Dept.

    Term

    1. Campus Non-Teaching Professional

    Rosa Sepulveda

    Douglass ES

    August 2023-25

    1. Campus Non-Teaching Professional

    Luis Loweree

    Bowie High School

    August 2023-25

    1. Campus Non-Teaching Professional

    Sheri Reiter

    Rivera/Murphree

    August 2023-25

    1. Campus Non-Teaching Professional

    Daniel Vicario

    Jefferson HS

    August 2023-25

    1. District Professional

    VACANCY

     

    August 2024-26

    1. District Professional

    VACANCY 

     

    August 2024-26

    1. District Professional

    Sharo Dickerson

    Digital and Learning Resources

    August 2023-25

    * No more than one teacher from each school shall be elected to the council. BQA (LOCAL)

     

    Applications for the vacant positions in the DEIC open on Monday, April 15, 2024, with a deadline of 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 22, 2024. An on-line election for campus teachers, campus non-teaching professionals and district professionals to vote will be held from Monday April 29, 2024  to Friday, May 10, 2024. 

     

    You may nominate yourself by clicking:  https://forms.office.com/r/nZ749z0CmX

     

     

    Policy BQA(LOCAL) calls for the Districtwide Educational Improvement Council to be composed of members who shall represent campus-based professional staff, District-level professional staff, parents, businesses, and the community. Classroom teachers shall comprise at least two-thirds of the total professional staff representation on the council. An individual who qualifies for a position can nominate themselves and submit their application form.

     

    Four DEIC meetings are generally scheduled per year, including one public meeting. 

     

    PROCEDURES

     

    Only certified full-time teachers whose teaching assignment qualifies them for the named positions above qualify as candidates (i.e. High School Math teachers qualify for the High School Math DEIC position). Interested applicants must complete their applications on or before 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 22, 2024, by using the following link:   https://forms.office.com/r/nZ749z0CmX

     

             

    Applicant requirements include the following:

    1. DEIC application
    2. A digital photograph
    3. 50-word campaign statement (Describe the qualities you possess which would enable you to make contributions to the Districtwide Education Improvement Council.)

     

    Preparation and Voting

     

    1. The DEIC election is held online.

     

    1. The on-line ballots can be accessed beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, April 29, 2024, by logging on to my.episd.org, and clicking on the DEIC election-voting link. Voting ends at 4:30 p.m. on to Friday, May 10, 2024.

     

    1. Only professionals in the level/ area with a vacancy may vote for a candidate seeking to represent their respective grade level/area. Voting is anonymous.

     

    1. Employees may vote anytime, anywhere by logging into my.episd.org.

     

    1. The applicant with the most votes in each category wins the election.

     

    Election results will be posted online at https://www.episd.org/domain/175.