Featured image of article: ConVal Middle Schools Work

by ConVal School Board Member Rich Cahoon

Over the past decade, there have been many efforts to study the configuration of ConVal schools, and to recommend alternative models that would be educationally appropriate and financially sustainable. In addition to the not fewer than six potential models considered in the past year,

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Featured image of article: School Board Offers Background Information On Budget, Budget Process

Many residents of the ConVal School District have a solid understanding of the school budget process and have kept up with the changes that were implemented during the past few years regarding the ConVal budget.

But the ConVal School Board also recognizes that there are residents who are new to the district and want to gain a better understanding of how the annual district budget is proposed and finalized before it comes before the voters for annual approval.

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Featured image of article: ConVal School Board Budget Update

Every March, all voters in the district are provided with the opportunity to vote on the budget for the following school year.

In addition, there are some items that frequently appear and require voter approval, including acceptance of the auditor reports, appropriation of funds for the various district trust funds, and School Board member salaries.

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Featured image of article: ConVal School Board Approves Budget Proposal And Default Budget

The Contoocook Valley (Con Val) School Board approved a $48,128,007 proposed operating budget for the 2019-2020 school year.  This will be put forth for voter approval in March.

We are recommending adoption of this budget by the public. This budget represents a “maintenance of efforts” approach in order to meet obligations to our students and staff;

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Featured image of article: Planning Session Looks At 2019-2020 District Budget

On Saturday, November 2nd, the ConVal Schoolboard met with administrators and school principals at the SAU office for a day-long budget development workshop.

Budgets established by the eight elementary schools, two middle schools, and the high school were examined, as were the district’s administrative expenses and program offerings.

This first round in the district-wide budget development process began with three sets of assumptions for the 2019-2020 fiscal year — procedural,

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Featured image of article: School Board Explains Tax Impact Of Approved Budget

Residents of the Contoocook Valley (ConVal) School District will soon be receiving final tax bills for the year. It is important to note the significant increase in the “local education” portion of your tax rates. The ConVal School Board wishes to explain how this year’s approved school budget impacted tax bills.

After many years of relatively flat school budgets,

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Featured image of article: Why The School Board Keeps Looking For Alternative Models

Why is the ConVal School Board looking at student enrollments, consolidation models, use of resources, funding formulas and district equity?

While New Hampshire is rated one of the best places to raise children, elementary and secondary public-school enrollment has consistently declined over the past decade. This decline raises questions for districts about the possible need to consolidate functions across schools,

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