Board Responsibilities

The Berkley Board of Education consists of seven school district residents elected by citizens of the school district community to represent their interests in matters relating to the school district.

The Board establishes policy, approves the budget, adopts goals and authorizes various school programs consistent with state and federal laws governing public education.

Dennis McDavid, Superintendent, and the administrative staff are responsible for the execution of these policies.  The Superintendent is appointed by the Board to act as the Board’s chief executive officer in administering its policies in school operation. The Superintendent is a paid employee and is responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the school district on a day-to-day basis. 

Minimum Expectations of a Berkley Board Member

  • Attend two Board Meetings per month;
  • Earn Michigan Association of School Boards certification within one year (a minimum of 9 classes);
  • Attend the Michigan Association of School Boards conference each year;
  • Attend Oakland County School Board Association meetings quarterly;
  • Attend appointed committee meetings;
  • Remain active in Berkley School District activities.

School Board Election

Board members are elected to six-year terms.  Terms of office are staggered on even numbered election years creating at least one open board seat each board election year.  Any registered voter in the school district may run for election to the board.  Members are elected at large from the total school community. 

Student Board Members

Berkley’s Board of Education created a one-year student board member position to gain the perspective of district students.  The student members contributes to dialogue on district issues but do not vote.