KD — Official School District Social Media Accounts, Websites, and Platforms Used for Public Information

The ConVal School Board recognizes the value of technology such as social media accounts, websites and platforms in promoting community involvement and collaboration.  The purpose of any official digital district social media platform shall be to further the district’s vision and mission, support student learning and staff professional development, and enhance communication with students, parents/guardians,

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KDA – Public Information Program

The School Board will do its best to keep the people informed of the affairs of the district. To achieve its goals for good school-community relations and maintenance of open two-way channels of communication with public, the Board authorizes the Superintendent to:

1. Prepare or guide the preparation of informational materials including the annual report,

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KDCA – Student Involvement in Public Information Program

One of the strongest links of communications between the District and the public is the pupil in the classroom. Failure to provide parents with appropriate information may lead to misinformation about the schools.

It is the responsibility of the school administration to see that information regarding school activities, programs, and organizations is properly disseminated to parents.

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KE – Public Complaints

The primary purpose of School Board meetings is to conduct the business of the Board as it relates to school policies, programs, and operations. The Board encourages residents to attend Board meetings so that they may become acquainted with the operation and programs of the schools. All official meetings of the Board shall be open to the press and public.

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KEB – Public Complaints About School Personnel, Employees, Students, or Administration

Constructive criticism of the schools is welcome through whatever medium when it is motivated by a sincere desire to improve the quality of the education program and to equip the schools of this district to do their task more effectively.

The School Board supports the District’s employees and strives to protect them from unnecessary and spiteful criticism and complaints.

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KF – Community Use of Schools

When not in use for school purposes, school buildings and grounds, or portions thereof, may be used for education, discussion, civic, social, recreational, or entertainment purposes; and other such purposes that promote the welfare of the community, including use as registration and polling places for voters.

No person, group, or organization has any vested right to use school property.

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KFA – Public Conduct On School Property

For purposes of this policy, “school property” means any buildings, vehicles, property, land, or facilities used for school purposes or school-sponsored events, whether public or private.

The School District expects mutual respect, civility, and orderly conduct among all individuals on school property or at a school event.  No person on school property or at a school event shall:

  1. Injure,

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KH – Public Solicitations in the Schools

As a general policy, there will be no commercial solicitation within the schools for any purpose whatsoever.  No enterprise may be represented in the schools and there will be no sale of goods or services on the premises.

Any request for an exception to this rule must be submitted in writing to the School Board or its agent (Superintendent or designee) at least 30 days prior to the implementation of the requested activity.

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KHB – Advertising on School Property by Community or Outside Groups

I. General Policy Statement:

The Contoocook Valley School District Board of Education encourages community members and business owners to provide financial support for school activities. One permissible method of showing support is to buy advertisements or sponsor banners, posters, signs, etc., for display on school property, pursuant to the conditions and restrictions set forth by the Board.

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KI – Visitors in Schools

All persons, other than staff and pupils enrolled in the school, who may come to the school for any reason during the school day are considered visitors and must report and sign in at the school office. Employees of the school system (directors, coordinators, maintenance staff members, and others) are to advise the school Principal or Secretary that they are in the building.

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KL – Legislative Representative

One person from the School Board shall serve as legislative contact with the New Hampshire School Boards Association in order to keep the Board abreast of happenings and upcoming legislation relating to education.  He/she shall carry the opinions of the Board to the legislature when requested.

Category: O

1st Read: September 15,

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KMA – Relations With Parent Organizations

The Contoocook Valley School Board recognizes that parent-teacher organizations are a source of interest in the public schools.  The District looks to the PTO as a means of promoting a finer educational program by achieving better understanding among the pupils, the parents and the teachers, and administrators.  The District will give every encouragement to the maintenance of an enthusiastic and industrious parent organization.

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KNAN – Relations With Planning Authorities

The Contoocook Valley School Board will participate in local and state planning functions that could directly affect district schools and their immediate environment.

The Superintendent will keep the Board informed of planning matters bearing directly on the operation of district schools or school-sponsored programs, and will undertake action on behalf of the Board to influence matters in the best interests of the students,

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