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On Saturday, November 2, the ConVal School Board met with SAU 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 2020-2021 fiscal year — procedural,

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.

Often people ask, “When did that budget item or curriculum change get presented, researched, or discussed?”

At the regular school board meeting, the full board votes on items that have been researched, discussed, compared, debated, and revised several times during the committee work. Only then are these items reported out to the Board for a Board recommendation or vote.

The ConVal School District uses Twitter as a communications platform.

Teachers at each of the eleven schools now share classroom projects, special events, and school-wide assemblies online, all in an effort to showcase the many exciting things that are happening in the district every day.

The individual tweets from the eight elementary schools,

Upcoming Events

December Thursday
Selectmen’s Advisory Committee Mtg. @ 7:00pm @ SAU
7:00 pm
December Tuesday
School Board Mtg. @ Francestown Elementary School
7:00 pm
December Thursday
Education Committee Mtg. @ SAU
5:30 pm
January Tuesday
Policy Committee Meeting @ SAU
6:00 pm
January Tuesday
Public Hearing on Proposed 2020-2021 School Budget @ SAU
7:00 pm
January Tuesday
School Board Mtg. @ SAU Immediately Following Public Hearing
7:30 pm

2019-2020 School Board Goals

  1. Review and modify ConVal’s present strategic plan by March 1, 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 1, 2020.
  5. Continue focus on a comprehensive board communication plan with additional emphasis on the development of a fiscally responsible district budget.