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 throughout the state of Ohio. The caucus strives to:

  • To provide a statewide forum on the practical issues facing black, ethnically and culturally diverse school board members;
  • To promote, support and build public awareness of issues relating to racial diversity in schools and equity in education;
  • To support initiatives to enhance academic achievement of black, ethnically and culturally diverse students.

Leo Lucas Scholarship

The Leo Lucas Scholarship, named for the late Leo Lucas, a Dayton City school board member and educator who founded the caucus, provides graduating ethnically diverse high school seniors funds for college.