Superintendent - Letter to Community

  • Jacob Reimer Portrait

    Dear Barker Learning Community,

    First and foremost, I hope everyone in our entire learning community was able to spend some quality time with family and friends during the holiday season. This was the first one in a couple years where we could spend time together with fewer worries related to Covid. I truly hope you were able to find time to reconnect with those you may not see as much as you like, and even more time with those closer to you.

    Next, I wanted to thank our entire learning community for your support of the proposed capital project that will renovate substantial portions of the school buildings and campus. The project passed by a margin of 162-68 votes. This project will create new instructional and extracurricular spaces for our students that will allow them to be better prepared for their next steps in life, be it in the workforce or heading to college. I am so excited about the future of our District and where we will go from here. By the time you read this letter we will have already begun the design phase of the project. We will be gathering more input from our community and staff to fully develop the scope and details of the project in the near future. If you have any input or ideas you would like to provide, please send them to me at for us to consider as we continue to work on this important project.

    We will have a capital project page on our website up shortly. The link to this information will be in the side bar with other links on the left side of our home page at We will post information along the way including potential designs, timelines, and other pertinent information. Again, we are extremely excited for what this project will do for our school and community!

    It is hard to believe we are almost halfway through our school year. The fall has flown by as we speed into the winter months. Our students and staff are extremely busy this time of the year. With nearly half of our Jr.-Sr. HS students participating in a sport and/or an extracurricular activity like the band, choir, musical, and clubs, the time really does fly by over the colder months. We urge all of our community, not just parents and family members, to come and enjoy all that goes on around the District. Our Holiday concerts were fantastic by the way! Please check the District calendar for the various performance/game dates and times. They are all open to the public. Also, continue to check the District website for more information about all the other great things going on around our learning community. Our students and staff do so many wonderful things, so come out and see the results of their hard work.

    I wish you all the best and we will see you around campus soon!


    Jake Reimer