Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Plan

Diversity, inclusion, and equity is fundamental and essential to the success of the Des Moines Public School District. All individuals thrive in an environment that fosters respect, openness, diversity, inclusivity, and equity. We are committed to the vitality of public education in Des Moines, and in support of all its people the District pledges its commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity as they relate to all students and employees. Our commitment is ongoing and ever-renewing.

All aspects of education are enhanced in valuing different viewpoints and perspectives that can only be gained from the inclusion and fair treatment of people. As drivers of the future, young people must be supported by the District. Otherwise, those young people have not been fully prepared for their futures. In support of its students and employees, the District must model values based in diversity, inclusion, and equity. The Des Moines Public School District 2021 Affirmative Action Plan is designed to further align the District with a culture that is reflective of our greater society by setting and achieving goals to further improve our workforce.

As part of the District’s commitment, we work in accordance with federal regulations in revising an affirmative action plan that supports diversity, inclusion, and equity for all individuals. This plan not only reaffirms the District’s policies and responsibilities but also sets forth specific action steps designed to further the District’s Page 4 of 12 commitment. Further, the District’s equal employment opportunity policies are applied to make sound and appropriate board and administrative decisions that assure equal employment opportunities in the following:

  • Recruitment
  • Promotions and Transfers
  • Selection
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Assignment
  • Professional growth experiences

2021 Affirmative Action & Equal Employment Opportunity Plan – Narrative

2021Affirmative Action & Equal Employment Opportunity Plan – DMPS Workforce Data