Board of Education

Board of Education

Barberton City School District Board of Education Members

 Tom HarndenMember; Pat Boyle Member 
Shawna Angeloff, Member; David Polacek, President; Megann Eberhart, Vice President  

Regular Meeting Notice

In an effort to protect our community and our school officials from the spread of the coronavirus and in response to the Governors orders, The Barberton Board of Education will hold its regular business meeting virtually at 5:30 p.m., using online video conferencing tools in accordance with the recent guidelines in H.B.197.
The meeting will be streamed live at 5:30 pm: link
The link will be on Barberton City School’s website which allows the public to attend virtually.
Public participation will be removed from the Board of Education’s agenda in accordance with Board Policy 0169.1. The public may submit comments or questions via email to by 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday before the meeting.  We will need your name and address in the email. Questions may be addressed during the virtual meeting or on a later date when district staff is able to provide the necessary information.
“Due to the unprecedented state of emergency we are in, the Board of Education wants to act with a great deal of caution while still carrying out the official business of the District, we will follow the guidelines in House Bill 197 that allow for a virtual meeting while also streaming it live to the public.
In no way do we want to minimize or prohibit the public’s participation in or engagement with our meetings.  We remain committed to transparency in our operations, and we look forward to re-establishing the standard procedures for our meetings when we are past this state of emergency. In the near term, using technology to hold our meetings virtually allows the Board of Education to conduct its business while complying with guidance from the CDC and public health officials to protect the health and safety of the public, staff, and board members.”
Board of Education President, Dave Polacek

Duties of the Board of Education

The Board’s duties include the following:
  1. Adopting an annual budget and appropriation measures.
  2. Exercising its taxing power to provide funds for the operation of the district.
  3. Considering and passing upon the recommendations of the Superintendent in all matters of policy, appointment or dismissal of employees, salary schedules or other personnel regulations, courses of study, selection of textbooks, or other matters pertaining to the welfare of schools.
  4. Informing the public concerning the progress and needs of the schools, and to solicit and weigh public opinion as it affects the schools.

Terms of the Board of Education

Board members are elected at large for four-year terms. A member may serve unlimited consecutive terms.  
Board members are elected according to a schedule that staggers their term expiration dates. Officers serve a term of one year, and may be re-elected.

Meetings of the Board of Education

2020 Board Meeting Dates

The Board sets meeting dates in January for the entire calendar year. All meetings are held on Wednesday at 5:30 pm in the Administration Building, 633 Brady Avenue, unless otherwise noted.  
January 22, 2020Regular Meeting
February 12, 2020 (BEW)Work Session
February 26, 2020Regular Meeting
March 11, 2020 (BMS)Work Session
March 25, 2020
Regular Meeting 
April 15, 2020   April 29, 2020 via WebRegular Meeting  
May 13, 2020 (BEE)  CANCELLEDWork Session
May 27, 2020 (BHS)  via WebRegular Meeting
June 10, 2020  CANCELLEDWork Session
June 30, 2020* Tuesday via WebRegular Meeting
July 22, 2020
Regular Meeting
August 12, 2020 Work Session
August 26, 2020Regular Meeting
September 9, 2020Work Session
September 23, 2020Regular Meeting
October 14, 2020Work Session
October 28, 2020 Regular Meeting
November 24, 2020* Tuesday Regular Meeting
December 9, 2020Regular Meeting

Notification of the meetings are sent to the Akron Beacon Journal and the Barberton Herald. The public is welcome. Residents of the Barberton School District may address the Board on school matters during time set aside for public participation at the Regular Board meetings.

Barberton City Schools Strategic Plan

Vision: Barberton City Schools ... Building a Better Barberton...One Student at a Time!  
Mission: Meeting each child where they are at and growing them year to year until they are on one of three pathways - Enrolled, Enlisted, Employed. 
The Board of Education determined in 2019 that there was a need to continue the strategic planning process that would lead the school district through the years 2020-2025. There are many uses for district funds that are not optional when running a school district, but there are also programs, staff and facility improvements that are optional, and the community should be given the opportunity to voice an opinion.
At the heart of this plan are the students of Barberton. The Barberton City School District feels strongly that they are entrusted to provide the best educational opportunities to its students, as evidenced in the Beliefs, Mission and Vision Statements.
The Board of Education would like to thank all of the dedicated staff, students, parents and community members who gave their time and talents in order to complete this plan. We welcome further comments and suggestions from them and other stakeholders who were not involved in the original process. Please email these comments to Superintendent Jeffrey Ramnytz or send to his attention at Office of the Superintendent, 633 Brady Avenue., Barberton, OH 44203. 

Bylaws and Policies

BCSD Virtual Meetings

Board of Education Meeting Agendas

Regular Meeting 4-29-2020
Special Session 3-11-2020
Regular Meeting 2-26-2020
Special Session 2-12-2020
Board Retreat 1-27-2020
Regular Meeting
Re-Organizational Meeting
Regular Meeting 12-11-19
Public Hearing 12-11-19

Board of Education Meeting Minutes

Special Session 3-11-2020
Regular Meeting 2-26-2020
Special Meeting 2-12-2020
Regular Meeting 1-22-2020
Record's Commission Special Meeting 1-22-2020
1-8-2020 Re-Organizational Meeting
12-11-19 Regular Meeting

Strategic Plan 2020-2025

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