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.

21 Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge

This challenge was originally developed by Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. and Debby Irving and has been adapted by many organizations across the country. The challenge is designed to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership.

Participants will be prompted daily with challenges such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, reflecting on personal experience and more. Participation in an activity like this helps us to discover how racial injustice and social injustice impact our community, to connect with one another, to identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination.

This is an exciting opportunity to dive deep into racial equity and social justice. We hope you’ll join us and accept this challenge.

Our challenge starts on Friday, March 1st and continues (Monday–Friday) through March 29th. If interested, please see the link to the right to register.

Meeting Schedule

  • May 18, 2019 –  10:00 a.m. to Noon
    • OSBA Office
  • July 20, 2019 – 10:00 a.m. to Noon
    • OSBA Office
  • September 21, 2019 – 10:00 a.m. to Noon
    • OSBA Office
  • November 11 – 10:00 a.m. to Noon
    • Capital Conference