BCSD News & Information

JANUARY 2020

Important Dates

January 6 - Board of Education Meeting

January 7 - Chambers of Commerce State of the Schools Luncheon

January 14 - Middle Talks: Eating Disorders (more information below)

January 16 - 2nd Quarter ends

January 17 - No School, Teacher Work Day

January 20 - No School, MLK Day

January 21 - Board of Education Meeting

January 23 - Coffee and Conversation with the Superintendent

February 3 - Board of Education Meeting

February 5 - State of the Schools

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State of the Schools

Berea City School District will be hosting its annual State of the Schools event on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 7 p.m. at Grindstone Elementary School in Berea. All families and community members are welcome to attend this important event.

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January is School Board Recognition Month

School board members exemplify local citizen control and decision-making in education. They volunteer hundreds of hours and an immeasurable amount of energy to ensure that our schools are providing the best education possible for the children of our community. For all are their dedication, we are taking this opportunity to show them our appreciation during School Board Recognition Month.


School board members are citizens whose decisions affect our children — what they learn, who will teach them and what kinds of facilities house their classrooms. These are men and women elected to establish the policies that provide the framework for our public schools. They represent you, and they take this responsibility seriously by attending lengthy — sometimes challenging — meetings, conferences and institutes where they broaden their knowledge about education; during numerous conversations about the schools; and sessions before the Ohio General Assembly.


Our school board is one of more than 700 such boards across the state. These boards enable us to have local control of public schools, meaning that decisions on school programming are made by local, elected representatives who understand the community’s unique problems, values, culture and circumstances. With the advice and counsel of the educational professionals they hire, our school board has an impact on virtually every aspect of our schools. It’s a huge responsibility and one that should not be taken lightly. Too often we neglect to recognize the dedication and hard work of these men and women who represent us. The staff and students of our school district are asking all local citizens to take a moment to tell a school board member “thanks for caring about our children’s education.”


So, thank you to the dedicated men and women who make it possible for local citizens to have a say about education in our communities. We salute the public servants of Berea City School District whose dedication and civic responsibility make local control of public schools in our community possible. We applaud them for their vision and voice to help shape a better tomorrow.


The men and women serving the Berea City School District and their years of service are:

Ana Chapman, 6 years
Steve Dockman, 2 years
Jeff Duke, 2 years
Cori Farris, 4 years
Neal Postel, 8 years

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View all current flyers by clicking the Peachjar link above.


Only school-approved flyers are sent to you through Peachjar. If you have concerns regarding your child participating in a program, please contact the organization. Please include any medical conditions that would merit attention, including, but not limited to, severe allergic reactions, asthma, ADHD, Aspergers, autism, physical limitations, etc.

District approval to distribute flyers is a community service and does not imply endorsement.

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Coffee & Conversation with Superintendent Tracy Wheeler

Join Superintendent Tracy Wheeler in discussing the latest topics impacting the Berea City School District. Stop by between 8:00-9:00 a.m. during any of the dates and locations throughout the community.


Can't make any of the dates? Give her a call at 216-898-8300 or send an e-mail to twheeler@bereaschools.org to start a conversation.

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