Board of Education

The mission of the Berlin Board of Education is to serve the community by providing a well-rounded, fiscally responsible education with broad opportunities and freedom for every learner to strive for success.

Berlin Board of Education
Board Goals

The Berlin Board of Education will:
  • Maintain broad, rigorous performance standards in all areas of curriculum that facilitate independent critical thinking and strategic problem solving among students.
  • Engage our community through effective communication utilizing a multitude of means that reach all stakeholders.
  • Develop and adopt a responsible, fiscal annual budget, develop and maintain a ten-year capital plan encompassing both facility maintenance and technology equipment to ensure that the ever-changing educational needs of students are met, and provide feedback and oversight to fiscal decisions.

Objectives for 2020-21 School Year

Community Engagement Committee
  1. Publish columns in the Berlin Citizen on a relevant schedule.
  2. Develop a social media presence for the Board of Education to provide timely information about district initiatives and events.
  3. Develop additional strategies to provide information to the Berlin community, including the use of videotaped messages highlighting the work of the district.
Curriculum Committee
  1. Meet with representatives of the math department to learn about proposed changes in the sequence of math courses and offerings
  2. Meet with Jean Borrup, EL Coordinator, to learn more about the growing number of English learners in the district, and the services provided to meet their needs
  3. Meet with reading and math interventionists to learn more about their coaching and intervention work.
Finance and Operations Committee
  1. Review current budget process, including input from stakeholders, and make recommendations for changes/improvements as necessary.
  2. Determine best model for coordination with Town on capital, building, and site budgeting to support effective long-range planning.