Oregon School Board Members of Color Caucus
This fall, as approved by the OSBA Board of Directors, members will be asked to vote on two resolutions as part of the annual fall membership elections process.
Resolution 2 amends the OSBA Bylaws relating to composition of the OSBA Board of Directors by designating a voting seat on the OSBA Board of Directors and Legislative Policy Committee for a representative of the Oregon School Board Members of Color Caucus.
View full language of the resolution and proposed bylaw changes here.
View Frequently Asked Questions regarding the requested changes to the OSBA Bylaws.
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.
- President - Bill Graupp, North Marion 15
- Vice-President - Donna Tyner, Beaverton 48J
- Secretary - Helen Ying, Multnomah ESD
- Treasurer - Anthony Medina, Woodburn 103
- District 1 - Erika Lopez, Hillsboro 1J
- District 2 - Lori Theros, Klamath Falls City Schools
- District 3 - Sonja McKenzie, Parkrose 3
- District 4 - Sami Al-AbdRabbuh, Corvallis 509J
- District 5 - Kathy Wai, North Clackamas 12
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Oregon School Board Members of Color Caucus Meeting
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