Building a Board that Represents and Reflects the Students You Serve
Charter public school boards in Massachusetts are much less racially diverse than the state’s charter public school students. About 75% of charter public school students are students of color, while only about a third of board members are people of color. Over the past two years, the percentage of board members of color in the state increased by just 4 percent. How can your board prioritize racial diversity, what other kinds of diversity are important to your board, and why do diverse boards matter for students? We will share concrete ideas and strategies for building and maintaining a board that reflects the students your school serves.