WDMCS Equity Update

Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Update | Aug. 31, 2021

Welcome Back!

As we begin a new school year, we wanted to provide an update on the West Des Moines Community Schools' (WDMCS) equity, inclusion, and diversity work. We remain committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive learning environment where all students and staff can belong and thrive.


Executive Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Anthony Ferguson, Jr., Ed.D., presented his plan for “narrowing our focus” to the Board of Education in July. Here are some of the main ways the district will be actively engaged with equity this fall:

Introducing Our New SRO

Over the last year, WDMCS has been working with the West Des Moines and Clive police departments to further develop and strengthen its partnerships. Beginning this fall, Valley High School will have a new school resource officer (SRO) who also happens to be a proud Valley graduate.


Officer Daniel Frunzar, class of 2004, has served as a West Des Moines police officer for 13 years and brings a wealth of training and experience to the role. Officer Frunzar is excited about the opportunity to meet current Valley students, build relationships, and gain new skills that will help him become a better police officer.

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WDMCS Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity

Anthony Ferguson, Jr., Ed.D.
Executive Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity