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 Berlin Middle High 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.


 

Upcoming Meetings


Board of Education Round Table 

December 1, 2022 at 7:15 pm

BES Room 203


Board of Education Meeting

December 20, 2022 at 7:15 pm

Berlin Middle High School Cafeteria

 

Board Members

Andrea Beckwith – 2022 – present – current term – 2022-2025
Kim Collen – 2022 – present – current term – 2022-2025

Derrick Gardner – 2020 – present – current term 2020-2023
Trevor Jewett – 2021 – present – current term 2021-2024
Sherry Bowman-Kluck – 2016 – present – current term 2019-2022
Katie Snyder – 2012 – present – current term 2021-2024
Frank J. Zwack – 1983 – 2001, 2002 – present – current term 2020-2023

*Each term is a three year term which begins July 1, of the year and ends June 30, of the ending term.

The Berlin Central School District’s Board of Education members, and the BCSD Board of Education as a whole, appreciates hearing from the community. The BOE takes all emails into serious consideration and acts on them together, as a Board. However, the BOE may not necessarily reply directly to all the emails that they receive. The BOE encourages the community to reach out directly to their student’s teachers, principals or administrative team for questions and concerns that need an immediate and direct response back. Your voice is an important part of our BCSD community.

Email at: boardofeducation@berlincentral.org

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