Making a difference in the lives of students of color
To promote quality education for all students with emphasis on the unique needs of students of color.
To promote positive and effective relationships among school board members of color, their communities, political leaders, and OSBA.
To build and increase capacity of school board members of color and support a pipeline for people of color to run for school board seats.
To serve as a resource.
To develop, promote, and advance legislation to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for students of color.
To equip and advance board members of color to serve in the general OSBA leadership.
To build capacity of the general board membership in understanding the issues of people of color.
The Caucus members include any elected or appointed member of any public board of education in Oregon who are active members in good standing with the Oregon School Boards Association and identify as a person of color. To join the Caucus, contact Helen Ying.
Bylaws, approved by the membership of the Oregon School Board Members of Color Caucus on September 11, 2018, are available here.
Co-President - Jessica Arzate, Multnomah ESD
Co-President - Ana del Rocio, David Douglas 40
Secretary - Helen Ying, Multnomah ESD
Treasurer - Bill Graupp, North Marion 15
District 1 - Erika Lopez, Hillsboro 1J
District 2 - Ricki Ruiz, Reynolds 7
District 3 - Lure Theros, Klamath Falls City Schools