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by ConVal School Board Member Janine Lesser

Springtime brings new life back to us here in the Northeast — and time to vote on a new school budget. On March 10th, voters in the nine communities of the ConVal School District will vote on the warrant that dictates the school district budget.

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Featured image of article: State and Federal Mandates Affect Local Education Budget

As the SAU 1 administrative team and the ConVal School Board prepare to make important school budget decisions to be voted on at the district meeting this March, a familiar struggle is taking shape. The financial demands placed on local schools to maintain high-quality education plays out as taxpayers worry about affordability.

Why are we facing increasing tax rates to fund our schools at the local level?

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Featured image of article: School Board, District Propose Preschool For All

The ConVal School Board has taken an important step in advancing the Preschool For All model for the ConVal School District. Currently associated with Antrim Elementary, Greenfield Elementary, and Peterborough Elementary School, the plan is to expand the preschool program in two phases over the next two years.

Phase 1 is planned for the 2020-2021 school year and will extend the existing First Friends programs to a full-day,

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