Oregon School Board Members of Color Caucus
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.
- 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
- District 4 - Linda Hamilton, Lane ESD
- District 5 - Kathy Wai, North Clackamas 12
- Sonja McKenzie, Parkrose
- Donna Tyner, Beaverton 48J
OSBA Board forwards caucus voting seat issue to members
Monday, September 17, 2018Oregon School Board Members of Color Caucus's co-presidents say providing the caucus a voting seat would allow its members to advocate better for children of color at the state and national levels.
OSBA Board creates nonvoting position for Oregon School Board Members of Color Caucus
Monday, August 13, 2018The OSBA Board supports efforts to increase the diversity of school boards and educators and to help underserved student populations.
OSBA School Board Members of Color Caucus reaches milestone
Wednesday, November 15, 2017The caucus’s mission is to promote a quality education for all students, with a focus on students of color.
New Oregon School Board Members of Color Caucus debuts
Wednesday, October 5, 2016The caucus has a number of objectives, including promoting a high-quality education for all students and positive relationships between school board members of color.
An overview of actions related to the OSBMCC
Oregon School Board Members of Color Caucus Meeting
November 10, 2018Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
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