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Everything You Wanted To Know About The ConVal Community Forum

Your ConVal School Board and Administration are moving forward in planning the next ConVal Community Forum on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 7-9 PM.

We are excited about providing you this opportunity for a constructive, open, informative and meaningful dialog. With an activity such as this there are lots of things to know so you can be prepared for participating in and making this a successful experience.

To learn all about this activity please see below:

Where and when is the Community Forum?

ConVal High School in the Lucy Hurlin Theater. Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 7-9PM.

What is a community forum?

A community forum is a meeting where people can discuss, share knowledge, and talk to each other about topics of mutual interest.

Why do we need a community forum?

School board meetings, being business meetings, provide a limited venue for The ConVal School Board and Administration to engage with our community. We believe in being open and transparent in all of our activities. We believe in ensuring that the ConVal community is engaged and informed. A community forum is one mechanism to achieve these goals.

How do I attend the Community forum?

We are providing two ways for the public to attend the community forum. You can come to the Lucy Hurlin Theater at ConVal high school to attend in person or you can attend the forum via a live stream feed from the forum.

How is the Community Forum organized?

We have selected three important topics to be presented. Each topic will start with a presentation and after the presentation there will be an opportunity for either audience to ask questions. Each question will be answered by the presenter or by a member of the School Board or Administration. After the three selected topics are over we have allowed time for the audiences to ask questions on any other school district relevant topic. There will be a moderator that will control the flow of information and activities at the community forum.

How are questions presented?

After each of the prepared topics are presented the in-person audience will have an opportunity to ask questions directly to the moderator who will direct the question to the appropriate person to answer. Members of the audience that are remote and on the live-stream will be able to submit their questions via email to community forum members. These folks will select questions from the emails received and give to the moderator who will direct the question to the appropriate person to answer.

How do I attend remotely via live stream and how do I submit questions?

The live stream will be done as a YouTube event. This will mean that the community forum will be recorded as a video on YouTube so that not only can it be viewed as it is taking place but it can be viewed at any time after the community forum is completed as it will be on YouTube servers forever.

To access this YouTube feed, click on this link ConVal Events. Or type in this link https://www.youtube.com/c/ConValEvents, then select the “2022 May 12 Community Forum” video from the list of available videos.

To send in a question via email please use the following email address: forum@conval.edu.

Why should I attend the ConVal community forum?

It is your money, it is your school district, it is the education of your children, and it is your community. Be involved. Make a difference.

How do I get some information about the presentations prior to the forum?

We will be posting, approx. one week in advance of the forum, an outline of each presentation so you will have time to formulate your questions and send them in advance of the forum, if you desire. We will also include in that communication the email address to use.

What topics are being presented?

There will be three presentations, as follows:

  1. Learning recovery
  • Overarching Concerns
  • Cumulative Learning Loss
  • Widening Gaps in Performance
  • Widening Gaps in Opportunity
  • Long-term Impact
  • Goal of Learning Recovery
  • Layered approach to addressing learning loss:  coaching, tutoring, expanded learning, SEL
  • Programs in place to date

Presented by Administration

  1. Student Behavior, Positive Support and Policy
  • Different issues for different schools/grades
  • Causes
  • Positive support
  • Activities
  • Progress
  • Policy

Presented by Administration

  1. Pre-School For All
  • What is pre-school for all, and why is it important?
  • How many Children will be added?
  • What schools and why?
  • Staffing
  • How will they get there?
  • Costs?
  • What does the program look like?
  • Programs

Presented by School Board members