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. In 1988, Dr. Burton and associates conducted a study of the status of Clovis Unified School District with respect to racial/cultural discrimination and human relations. The report of findings from that study enumerated six specific recommendations for improving the multicultural climate of the district. The report also called for the establishment of a District Advisory Committee composed of community members and district employees representing the diversity of the district.
Accordingly, the Intercultural and Diversity Advisory Council (IDAC) was formed for the purpose of assisting the district in the implementation of the six recommendations from the "Burton Report" and monitoring the progress of the district toward achieving the desired outcomes of those recommendations. Reporting to the Governing Board annually is among IDAC's charges. A CUSD District Steering Committee which is comprised of a variety of stakeholders form across the district meets monthly to review recommendations, goals and current practices as they relate to cultural competencies. The Steering Committee works with Human Resources to monitor hiring practices, training opportunities, best practices at the school sites and set priorities.
The Dry Creek IDAC meets quarterly in the Library Media Center. Meeting dates are announced in the Panther Express and on the Dry Creek home page.