Left to right: Fran Viscome, Dennis Quinn, Michelle Goshaw, Rebecca Holland (Board President),Lisa Asare, and Lisa KehoeNot pictured: Linda Welte (Board Vice President) and Nicholas GuerereThe Berlin Borough Board of EducationWhat Does a School Board Member Do?
These are challenging times for public education. School boards are seeking men and women who find excitement and satisfaction in confronting tough challenges and working collegially to overcome them.
The board of education is a uniquely American institution. It keeps the country's public schools flexible and responsive to the needs of their local communities. A member of a board of education takes on one of the most important responsibilities that can be assigned to any citizen: helping to plan the education of the community's youth.
School board members hold positions as:
-An individual school board member.
-A member of the district governance team composed of school board members and the superintendent.
-A member of a board made of other members.
The Board focuses on ENDS - vision, goals, and policy:
What? Why? How Well? How Much?
The Superintendent (as CEO) focuses on MEANS - objectives, plans, actions, recommendations:
How? When? Where? By Whom?In other words, the board oversees the education of students and is responsible for school district operations, but does not directly run the district’s day-to-day operations.-NYSSBAThe Berlin Borough Board of Education is comprised of dedicated community members. For individual profile information, please see the links to the left!