Equity365 is an ongoing campaign focused on providing school board members and education leaders supportive information, stories, history and resources about equity, diversity and inclusion. The campaign began in late 2020 after the OSBA Board of Directors passed a new equity-related goal to improve student outcomes and education equity by providing members with tools, knowledge and skills to govern with excellence. Read the complete text of OSBA's goals and mission statement on the About Us tab.
OSBA offers effective sample board policies that include comprehensive policy drafting and maintenance. Contact the policy team for support with establishing an equity policy and/or reviewing your existing policies/practices through an equity lens.
- All Students Belong: Model policy ACB and ACB-AR
- A Resolution Of The Tigard-Tualatin School Board Of Directors Condemning Racism And Committing To Being An Anti-Racist School District (PDF)
Oregon’s education leaders voice support for Black Lives Matter
Thursday, October 15, 2020A letter released Thursday aligns schools with the movement’s efforts to increase social justice and fight racism.
Sample policy helps school districts with hate symbols rule
Tuesday, October 13, 2020A new Oregon rule, “All Students Belong,” requires school districts to adopt policies by Jan. 1.
OSBA Board adopts new goal on equity-related issues
Monday, September 21, 2020‘OSBA will improve student outcomes and education equity by providing our members with tools, knowledge and skills to govern with excellence.’
State Board of Education prohibits hate symbols in Oregon schools
Friday, September 18, 2020School districts must create policies by Jan. 1.
School board members of color have the floor
Wednesday, July 29, 2020The Black Lives Matter protests have expanded opportunities to address systemic racism in schools.
School board statements against racism provide foundation for school change
Thursday, June 25, 2020Students and equity advocates say a public stance offers students assurance and support.