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  

Notice of Virtual Regular Board Meeting

In an effort to protect our community and our school officials from the spread of the coronavirus, the Barberton Board of Education will hold the Board of Education Meeting will be virtually using online video conferencing tools in accordance with the guidelines in H.B. 404.  Meeting time is 5:30 pm.  Dates of meetings through June are:


February 24, 2021

March 24, 2021

April 28, 2021

May 26, 2021

June 30, 2021


The meeting will be streamed live at:


The link will be on Barberton City Schools’ 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 [email protected] by 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 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 404  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.  The use of 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

2021 Board Meeting Dates

The Board sets meeting dates in January for the entire calendar year. All meetings are held on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm unless otherwise noted. Meetings January - June, 2021 will be virtual zoom (link on web site). Meetings July - December 2021 will be at the Administration Building, 633 Brady Avenue, unless otherwise noted.  

January 13, 2021Re-Organizational Meeting
February 24, 2021 
Rescheduled February 22, 2021* (Monday)
*please note meeting at Administration Building
Regular Meeting 
March 24, 2021Regular Meeting
April 28, 2021Regular Meeting
May 26, 2021Regular Meeting
June 30, 2021Regular Meeting
July 28, 2021Regular Meeting
August 11, 2021Work Session
August 25, 2021Regular Meeting
September 8, 2021Work Session
September 22, 2021Regular Meeting
October 13, 2021Work Session
October 27, 2021Regular Meeting
November 23, 2021 (Tuesday)Regular Meeting
December 8, 2021Regular 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 2-22-2021
Re-Organizational Meeting 1-13-2021
Regular Meeting 12-9-2020
Regular Meeting 11-24-2020
Special Session 11-18-2020
Board Retreat 11-9-2020
Regular Meeting 10-28-2020
Regular Mtg 9-23-2020

Board of Education Meeting Minutes

Regular Meeting 12-9-2020
Regular Meeting 11-24-2020
Special Meeting 11-18-2020
Special Meeting 11-9-2020
Regular Meeting 10-28-2020
Regular Meeting 9-23-2020
Reg Mtg 8-26-2020
Special Mtg 8-18-2020
Special Mtg 8-15-2020
Reg Mtg 7-22-2020
Special Session 7-15-2020
Reg Mtg Min 6-30-2020

Strategic Plan 2020-2025

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