PTO boards are often overlooked places for inclusive representation but in many ways, they are the most important.
It may seem like extra work but inclusion does take careful attention and extra work and it is worth it.
“What stops diverse families from getting involved and how can we change our style of leading to include more families.”
For the PTO board, ask yourselves
1. Why did I join the PTO board?
2. What ways do I exclude / include?
3. Have I taken the Harvard Implicit Bias test (everyone has bias so we all need to take this test often).
4. How can we center and empower diverse community members rather than patronizing them?