OSBA Black Caucus events

Below are OSBA Black Caucus events taking place during the Capital Conference. Click here to find out more about the caucus.

OSBA Black Caucus Dinner
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.; B 130-132; Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; dinner begins at 7 p.m.
Open to all attendees, but registration is required. A limited number of tickets may be available for purchase for $90 at the door.

Diverse boards providing academic access to all students
State Board of Education Vice President Charlotte McGuire considers herself a committed voice for the success of Ohio’s children. Her parents always told her that “education is the key to your success.” McGuire, the first college graduate in her family, was appointed to the State Board of Education in 2016 and elected in 2018. With more than 40 years of government and nonprofit leadership experience, McGuire has worked with others to enrich the lives of the homeless, the elderly, youth and families. She has received many community service and leadership awards for her work. With support from local foundations, she and her husband, Arthur McGuire Sr., launched the Excel Afterschool Program that engages parents to help elementary school students improve school achievement and attendance. Together, they also founded and lead Joshua Christian Ministries, a nondenominational church.
Speaker: Charlotte McGuire

OSBA Black Caucus meeting
10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.; Eisenman
Learn how the caucus supports initiatives enhancing the academic achievement of ethnically diverse students, such as the Leo Lucas Scholarship.

OSBA Black Caucus presentation: Equity and justice in education for all
11 a.m.–noon; Eisenman
Recognizing that schools need to be inclusive learning environments where students see and experience equality and social justice in their daily lives, this panel explores expanded opportunities for real participation in the discussions and decisions that govern equity and justice in public education.

Speakers: Ohio House of Representatives Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron); Dr. Henry Pettiegrew II, chief executive officer, East Cleveland City; Dr. Marva Kay Jones, executive director of the Center for Continuous Improvement, ODE; and Dr. Victor Goode, education director, NAACP
Moderator: Brigitte L. Green-Churchwell, board member, Sandusky City

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