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Thank you, Board of Education!

Filed in Archive, District by on October 24, 2018

Please join us at the next regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting, where the district will honor the seven members of our community who contribute countless hours, at no pay, to make the Bethlehem Central School District the best it can be. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 7 at 7 p.m. at Bethlehem Central High in the Library Media Center (LMC).

The members serving the Bethlehem Central Board of Education are as follows:

  • Michael Cooper, President, first elected to the Board in 2010
  • Holly Dellenbaugh, Vice President, first elected to the Board in 2017
  • Willow Baer, first elected to the Board in May 2018
  • Christine Beck, first elected to the Board in 2014
  • Jonathan Fishbein, first elected to the Board in 2016
  • Meredith Moriarty, first elected to the Board in 2017
  • Christian Myer, first elected to the Board in May 2018

According to the National School Boards Association, which celebrates School Board Recognition Week during the last week in October, school board members devote 25 hours per month on average to board business.

“What these individuals give to the BC community goes well beyond what you see in the typical, twice-a-month public board meetings,” said Superintendent Jody Monroe. “There are countless committee meetings, policy review sessions, budget analyses and personnel issues that require a huge commitment of personal time by our board members. They must be well-versed in federal, state and district regulations, stay apprised of a wide range of issues impacting education and they can often be seen at school events representing the district.

“And yet this group is undaunted,” said Superintendent Monroe.

Monroe said several current and former board members have also been part of the BCSD Strategic Planning Committee that has been working since last summer to identify goals, objectives and measurable outcomes that will provide even greater accountability in meeting the educational needs of all students in the district. The Strategic Plan, which will help guide the district’s decision-making through 2024, is expected to be released in February 2019.

“We will set aside some time at the start of the Nov. 7 meeting to thank all of our Board members formally for the important work they do,” said Monroe. “I would invite members of our community to join us for this special occasion.”