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The Ankeny Community School District’s mission is to prepare every learner to achieve a lifetime of personal success. The Equity Director aims to ensure our district is a place for everyone to learn, grow, and have a positive impact. We believe our students and staff have the right to learn and work in an environment where all backgrounds and experiences are welcomed, included, and encouraged in order to succeed.

Commitment to Equity

Community is one of Ankeny Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and helping them on their path to college or career readiness. We can achieve this by fostering a culture where students and staff work together so everyone experiences belonging, respect, and collaboration.

What We Do

We look into factors not always considered, such as race and culture of students and staff. We develop professional learning for staff, support leadership within student groups, and build connections with families.

Specific tasks:

Title IX
Affirmative Action
Office of Civil Rights complaints
Workers Compensation
Background Checks (employees and volunteers)
Student investigations
Bullying Coordinator
Equity Committee

Ken Morris, Jr.
Equity Director
kenneth.morris@ankenyschools.org
289-3975

District Equity Statement:
Ankeny Community School District does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, physical attributes, physical or mental ability or disability, ancestry, political party preference, military affiliation, socioeconomic status, or familial status. Inquiries or grievances may be directed to Kenneth Morris, Jr., Equity Director, 306 SW School Street, P.O. Box 189, Ankeny, IA, 50021-0189, (515) 965-9600, kenneth.morris@ankenyschools.org; or the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA, 50319-0201, (515) 281-4121; or the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661.

Contact Us

Ken Morris, Jr. Profile
Director of Equity