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. The deadline for the 2019 Leo Lucas Scholarship application is March 8.