The legal basis for education is vested in the will of the people as expressed in the Constitution of New Hampshire, the statutes* pertaining to education, court interpretation of these laws, the powers implied in them, and the rules and regulations of the State Board of Education.
In New Hampshire, School Districts are political subdivisions of the State and,
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The School Board, in accordance with the requirements of the federal and state laws, and the regulations which implement those laws, hereby declares formally that it is the policy of the Board, in its actions and those of its employees and students, that there shall be no discrimination on the basis of age, sex, race,
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The District provides the following Notice of Procedural Safeguards to parents/guardians of students with disabilities, and persons with disabilities, as required by 34 C.F.R. Sections 104.7, 104.8, 104.22 (4) (f), and 104.36 of the Regulations implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
The District does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission or access to,
Read More: ACE – Procedural Safeguards Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability
As trustees of the ConVal School District, we recognize that parents, students, the community, and the public school system all share in the responsibility of public education.
We believe that:
• our public schools are entrusted with developing in all our students the knowledge, skills, character, and values of discipline, responsibility,
Read More: AD – Education Philosophy
The ConVal School District will provide a drug-free workplace in accordance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1988 and Amendments of 1989 and the Drug-free workplace requirements for Federal contractors, 41 U.S.C. §701. In compliance with these requirements, the District will:
1. Notify all employees, in writing, that the unlawful manufacture,
Read More: ADB – Drug-Free Workplace, Drug-Free Schools
No person shall use any tobacco product in any facility maintained by the School District, nor on any of the grounds of the District.
“Tobacco products” means cigarettes, cigars, snuff, smokeless tobacco, smokeless cigarettes, products containing tobacco, and tobacco in any other form.
“Facility” is any place which is supported by public funds and which is used for the instruction of students enrolled in preschool programs and in all grades maintained by the District.
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The Board recognizes that effective learning and teaching takes place in a safe, secure and welcoming environment and that safe schools contribute to improved attendance, increased student achievement and community support. To that end, the Board directs the superintendent to develop a safe schools plan that includes:
1. Procedures that address the supervision and security of school buildings and grounds.
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The Board directs the Superintendent to establish an accountability system in order to collect data needed for evaluation of the district’s compliance with state and federal laws on school accountability.
The Superintendent will ensure that the district’s statistical reports are filed in a timely manner with the New Hampshire Department of Education.
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The School Board shall annually evaluate the Superintendent based on written criteria as established by the Board. The evaluation shall encompass the Superintendent’s position as contained in Board Policy CB – School Superintendent.
The assessment of the Superintendent will consist of three primary areas of performance:
1. Progress on Board goals as established in the annual planning process with agreed measures of performance.
Read More: AFB – Evaluation of the Superintendent and Goal Setting