OSBA Black Caucus

The OSBA Black Caucus' mission is to promote and provide education to its members and/or interested parties on unique challenges and opportunities faced by African-American board members through out the state of Ohio. The caucus strives to:
• Provide a statewide forum on the practical issues facing black school board members;
• Promote, support and build public awareness of issues relating to racial diversity in schools and equity in education;
• Support initiatives to enhance academic achievement of African-American students.

Download an application for the 2017 Ohio Black Caucus Leo Lucas Scholarship

The deadline is March 3, 2017.


The OSBA Black Caucus awards 2016 scholarships

The Leo Lucas Scholarship, named for the late Leo Lucas, a Dayton City school board member and educator who founded the caucus, provides graduating African-American high school seniors funds for college. The following students have been selected as the 2016 recipients.

Ashten M. Garrett
Copley-Fairlawn City Schools
Northeast Region

Jamera D. Goins
Zanesville City
Southeast Region

Emir G. Moore
Trotwood-Madison City Schools
Southwest Region

Princess Cleah Prince
Athens City Schools
Southeast Region
Serenity L. Snipes
Toledo City Schools
Northwest Region
Tatiyana L. Welch
Fremont City Schools
Northwest Region

Additional recipients

Abebba T. Araya
Columbus City Schools
Central Region 

Brionna M. Cunningham
Columbus City Schools
Central Region


Riyon Lee
Shaker Heights City Schools
Northeast Region
Honesty T. Thomas
Cincinnati City Schools
Southwest Region

The application for the 2017 Leo Lucas Scholarship will be available February 2017.