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.





Berlin Middle/High School Library August 23, 2021 at 7:00 PM

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Education of the Berlin Central School District will hold a Special Meeting in the library at the Berlin Middle/High School, 17400 Route 22, Cherry Plain, New York, in said district on Monday, August 23, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Prevailing time) for the purposes of appointing a Deputy District Clerk and to consider any other business to come before the Board.


Community Forum Regarding School Opening II

Berlin Middle/High School Auditorium August 25, 2021 at 7:00 PM

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Topic: Community Forum regarding School Opening
Time: Aug 25, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Board Members

Rachel Finney – 2011 – present
Derrick Gardner – 2020 – present
Trevor Jewett – 2021 – present
Sherry Bowman-Kluck – 2016 – present
Jeffrey Paine – 2000, 2013 – – present
Katie Snyder – 2012 – present
Frank J. Zwack – 1983 – 2001, 2002 – present

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

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