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Please be notified to meet at the following places on March 9, 2021 in the Town of your residence

for the second session of the Meeting. Polls will be open for voting by official ballot at the second session.

by ConVal School Board Member Jim Fredrickson

February 17, 2021

The first (and most important) warrant article on your ballot determines the amount of expenses (costs) that the District can incur during the 2021-22 school year that begins July 1, 2021.   

There are some key points to keep in mind as you read the information provided below and decide to support the budget –

by ConVal School Board Member Jim Fredrickson

February 10, 2021

The previous article in this series on District Finances discussed the three options for disposition of the remaining Fund Balance at the end of any given fiscal year:

  • Appropriations to Trust Funds (“Transfer”)
  • Retention of unassigned funds (“Retain”)
  • Returned to the taxpayers when they are utilized by the Department of Revenue Administration in calculating the local education tax rate (reduction of District Tax Assessment) for the following fiscal year (“Return”).

by ConVal School Board Member Jim Fredrickson

February 5, 2021

There are six separate Warrant Articles included on the March 9 ballot that are associated with increasing the balances of our District Trust Funds:

  • Appropriate to Special Education Reserve Trust Fund from Fund Balance
  • Appropriate to Building Capital Reserve Fund from Fund Balance
  • Appropriate to Energy Trust Fund from Fund Balance
  • Appropriate to Equipment Trust Fund from Fund Balance
  • Appropriate to Athletic Trust Fund from Fund Balance
  • Appropriate to Building Capital Reserve Fund from Fund Balance

All six of these Warrant Articles involve “Appropriations” from “Fund Balance”.

Upcoming Events

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June Monday
Food Service Committee @ Virtual Location
5:30 pm
15
June Tuesday
Policy Committee Mtg. @ SAU
5:00 pm
15
June Tuesday
School Board Mtg. @ SAU & Virtual Location
6:00 pm
15
June Tuesday
Public Hearing to Expend Trust Funds
6:00 pm
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June Thursday
Equity Committee Mtg. @ SAU & Virtual Location
5:30 pm
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June Monday
Education Committee Mtg. @ Virtual Location
5:30 pm

2019-2020 School Board Goals

  1. Review and modify ConVal’s present strategic plan by March 2020 in preparation for beginning “ConVal 2025” Strategic plan.
  2. Monitor, evaluate, and support continuous improvement related to equity between the two middle schools, and the mathematical program at the ConVal High School.
  3. Provide the resources necessary to implement the universal preschool program.
  4. Review the administration’s report on the implications of students graduating with multiple credentials including but not limited to an Associate Degree or workplace certification through community and educational partnerships and decide the next steps for the District by March 2020.
  5. Continue focus on a comprehensive board communication plan with additional emphasis on the development of a fiscally responsible district budget.