• The Barker Central School District Board of Education consists of seven members who are elected by district voters to serve three-year terms of office. Board members receive no compensation for their efforts.

    The Town of Somerset and parts of Hartland, Newfane, Ridgeway and Yates comprise the Barker District. The Board of Education is incorporated under New York’s Education Law and is responsible for educating students who attend the District’s schools, preparing an annual budget and adhering to the law.

    Board of Education meetings are open to the public and are held on the second or third Monday of each month. Meetings and work sessions start at 7:00 p.m., in the Board Room in the 1911 Building. Residents are encouraged to attend these meetings. The open forum portion of each meeting gives residents an opportunity to express their views and provide community input to the members of the Board.  If you need to contact a board member, please phone the District Office at 716/795-3832.

    Randall B. Atwater, President
    John E. Sweeney, Vice President
    Deanna Carnes
    Candice Gancasz
    Emily Gow
    Jennifer Harris
    Virginia Voss


    Below is the Strategic Plan and Goals adopted by the Board of Education:

    Click Here for 2023-2026 Strategic Plan, Vision, Mission & Foundational Values