While students of color and mixed race students make up nearly one-third of Minnesota’s public school enrollment, only 3 percent of school district board members are people of color

Diversity grows in Minn. schools, but not on school boards

Boards set policy and budgets for schools, so observers say it’s crucial they reflect the racial and ethnic diversity of district kids and represent the voices of all the families who send their kids to school. But finding and recruiting those board candidates can be a problem even in the state’s most diverse school districts.

–MPRNEWS.org/Education by Solvejg Wastvedt ·  ·