Board of Education



The Berlin CSD Board of Education and Superintendent A. Joseph Dhara felt it was important to define who we are as a District, and who we are not. As our society has become increasingly polarized over the past several years, the District felt it was a good time to restate our values and guiding principles. Ultimately, our top priority is to the student, to whom we are committed and will remain so for years to come.

Monthly BOE meetings are held at 7:15 p.m. at the High School/Middle School on the third Tuesday of the month (most months – February, April, May and July are exceptions)


The Board of Education is comprised of seven members elected by district residents. All members serve without pay for three year terms. Under the Education Law of New York State, the Board is responsible for the education of students who attend the schools in the district; for the preparation of the annual budget, for district adherence to state law and State Education Department regulations concerning the conduct of the public schools. The Superintendent of Schools is charged with the administration of Board policies.


BCSD Announces Establishment of Public Comment Period for District-Wide Safety Plan

RESOLVED: That upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education of the Berlin Central School District is considering amendments to the District-Wide School Safety Policy and will accept written comments on such amended policy as follows:

Public Comment Period: July 9, 2021 – August 9, 2021, written comments must be sent to the attention of A. Joseph Dhara, Superintendent of Schools at Public comments also may be made during a public hearing to be scheduled for August 17, 2021. The Board directs that notice of the comment period and proposed amendments to be posted on the District’s website.

Board Members

Rachel Finney
Derrick Gardner
Kellie Kaschak
Sherry Bowman-Kluck
Jeffrey Paine
Katie Snyder
Frank J. Zwack

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Notification of Employment of a Retired Person