The NSBA Equity Symposium provides a forum for school board members, public school advocates, and community leaders to examine and discuss the strategies, current trends, research and best practices around equity in our nation’s public K-12 schools.
OSBA breakout session:
Post-COVID Board Redesign: Seizing Opportunity to Diversify Board Leadership
The last few years in school districts have exhausted many individual board members to the extent that many are not running for re-election. The 2019 and 2021 elections in Oregon saw the lowest percentages of members running for re-election in two decades. What is lost in institutional knowledge may be counterbalanced by a possible gain in new members who provide representation for historically underseen and underrepresented communities. When equity-centered leaders join our school boards, superintendents and their teams are able to support all students through meaningful re-examination and design of systems, including finance, human resources, facilities, and other operations, in addition to teaching and learning. Come learn how to encourage and support diverse perspectives on our school boards while also building an understanding of systemic redesigns that may quickly better benefit all students.
Melissa Goff, Deputy Executive Director, Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA)
Dr. Sami Al-Abdrabbuh, Ph.D., Oregon School Board Members of Color Caucus, President, NSBA Board of Directors, Pacific Region
The NW Regional Equity Conference aims to improve equitable, sustainable experiences and outcomes for systemically marginalized and underrepresented populations through inclusive and anti-racist strategies. This conference is geared toward educators, administrators, non-profit, governmental, and other professionals and individuals across the region who would like to broaden their social justice knowledge or remove institutional barriers for systemically underrepresented populations.