Become a  Black Parallel School Board member 

The Black Parallel School Board (BPSB) is seeking parents, students, grandparents, and concerned community members to serve on the Parallel Black School Board. 

Background Information

The Black Parallel School Board (BPSB) is a community organization developed to work parallel with the Sacramento City Unified District Board of Education. Its major responsibility is to support the educational growth and achievement of Black students as well as monitor all educational activities and programs of the school district, ensuring that they are compatible with the needs of African Descendant students in the district. Additionally,  the BPSB provides support services to parents regarding the education of their students. The Board members attend school meetings with parents to advocate for their children; provide workshops for parents interested in learning techniques to make learning more successful.

Our mission is to serve Black children. A great deal of our effort will be targeted through Sacramento City Unified School Districts because our children are primarily enrolled in schools run through or by school districts. Our principal emphasis is not the school districts themselves, but the education school districts provide for our children. We assess the quality of education afforded our children by the results.

(1) Must be a resident of Sacramento
(2) Must demonstrate an ability to exercise leadership, governance and responsibility
(5) Collaborative planning skills
(6) Willing to serve the African American community with the highest honor and respect.
(7) Understand the importance of working with all constituents to develop a common vision
(8) Commitment to public education

The Black Parallel School Board meets every 1st Saturday of each calendar month at 10:00-12:00pm. 

1. Assist with adopting policies, monitor and promote Black student performance.     

2. Engage the community in establishing policies that are aligned with the school board to achieve our mission and goals for Black students 

3. Meet with school board members to develop a relationship and establish accountability.

4. Communicate to the community, media, other leaders and elected officials regarding the state of Black students. 

5. Evaluate and keep records of one’s own performance and periodically take part in workshops for educational training and strengthening collaborative leadership. 


1. Attend the monthly Board meeting and the Board chair will swear you in.

2. Participate in the decisions and tasks of the Board.

3. All members are to be treated with the highest honor and respect. Honor the community by supporting the work of the Black Parallel School Board in the African American community. 

If you have any additional question, please feel to contact at (916) 484-3729 or by e-mail at Thank you.