Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

School districts across the state are committing to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives (DEI) to foster positive educational experiences for all students and eliminate barriers that limit a student’s chance to succeed. DEI policies are put in to place to ensure all students have equal educational opportunities.

NYSSBA’s member-driven focus on diversity, equity and inclusion aligns with our mission, vision and core beliefs. It informs our work – from our Board of Directors and staff to the products and services we offer – as we strive to support our members and ensure the success of all students.

New York State Education Department - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Framework and Policy Statement

DEI - Related Resources

Below are NYSSBA-produced resources related to DEI that support success for all students.



Professional Development Training

NYSSBA Implementation Tools

Governmental Relations and Advocacy

Information for Professional and Personal Growth


Board of Directors Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

Committee Charge

  • The Committee shall be comprised of one representative from each NYSSBA area, one representative from the Conference of Big 5 School Districts, one representative from the NYS Caucus of Black School Board Members and select stakeholders.
  • The committee will provide advice and counsel to NYSSBA’s Directors and NYSSBA’s staff related to the types of supports and services the Association can and should provide to its members in the area of DEI that will be relevant, meaningful, and of substance.
  • The Committee will position itself to provide its own suggestions for the best DEI programs and services that the Association can offer its member boards as well as provide its reaction to programs and services which the Association is considering to propose.

Committee Members

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