Barker Central School DistrictBarker, NY 14012
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!
The last year was an exciting one as we developed long-range strategic and financial plans, and made a number of other exciting changes to the look and feel of the District. We took great care and time while looking at every aspect of the District to find more ways to continually improve as we meet our student needs each and every day.
This coming year will be another exciting one as we begin to implement the plans developed last year that will lead us into the future. Even though this school year has started, we are already making great strides toward our long-term goals.
With the changes to the PreK-12 structure, we are seeing all of our students begin to meld together as a single, cohesive educational family. I have seen this personally. While riding with students on a school bus the first day of school I was able to watch our older children help our younger children onto the bus, off the bus, and into school countless times. It is truly a joy to observe our children help take care of each other.
These behaviors align so well with our Vision, Mission and Foundational Values. If you have time, take a quick look at our District homepage where you can see our Vision, Mission, and Foundational Values that were developed last year with community, staff, and student input. Everything we do here is centered upon this Vision, Mission, and Foundational Values.
As we progress through the 2019-2020 school year, we will have more exciting things that we will be looking at. One item in particular will be rolled out shortly this fall. We will again look to get input from our community related to a possible capital project that would help the District serve our students needs in a more effective and efficient manner. We will be sending out communication regarding community forums on October 2 and October 8. We hope that many of you will be able to attend and provide your thoughts to the administration and Board of Education as we decide on our next steps for the District.
We also encourage all of our community to attend Board of Education meetings and/or read the Board of Education minutes from past meetings. We are working to include greater detail of what is discussed in our minutes so people will have a clear understanding of the conversations being held about the future of our District. You can find the minutes of our Board meetings here: https://www.barkercsd.net/Page/2996.
Lastly, as always, you are more than welcome to contact me at any time with any thoughts, questions or ideas that you believe will lead to improvement within the District.
We look forward to another great year of learning for our students and community, and we hope to see you around campus very soon.
Jacob L. Reimer, Superintendent of Schools