Dear Berlin Families, 

The New York State School Boards Association recognizes October 18 – 22 as School Board Recognition Week. This is a time to promote awareness and understanding of the important work performed by school board members. 

Berlin CSD is joining all public school districts across the state to celebrate School Board Recognition Week to honor local board members for their commitment to Berlin and its children. This includes Rachel Finney, Derrick Gardner, Trevor Jewett, Sherry Bowman-Kluck, Jeffrey Paine, Katie Snyder and Frank Zwack.

It takes strong schools to build a strong community, and these men and women devote countless hours to making sure our schools are helping every child learn at a higher level. They make the tough decisions every month and spend many hours studying education issues and regulations in order to provide the kind of accountability our citizens expect.

 The key work of school boards is to raise student achievement by:

  • Creating a shared vision for the future of education
  • Setting the direction of the school district to achieve the highest student performance
  • Providing accountability for student achievement results
  • Developing a budget that aligns district resources to improve achievement
  • Supporting a healthy school district culture in which to work and to learn
  • And much more!

Please join me in thanking the members of the Berlin CSD Board of Education. They give Berlin’s community members a voice in education decision-making. Even though we make a special effort to show our appreciation in October, their contribution is a year-round commitment.

Supt. A. Joseph Dhara
Berlin Central School District