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School Board To Host Community Forum On Proposed District Budget

The ConVal School Board is pleased to invite stakeholders to an upcoming community forum, where they will have the opportunity to engage with the board and learn more about the district’s work with students and the proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

The forum will take place Monday, March 6, from 6-8 p.m. at the Lucy Hurlin Theater at ConVal High School and will be accessible via live stream.

“We believe in providing a venue where the ConVal community is engaged and informed and all can discuss, share knowledge, and talk to each other about topics of mutual interest,” School Board Chair Janine Lesser said. “These forums are a way for our community to stay connected with the District and have an active role in the work we do, so I’m hopeful our community will take part.”

The forum will feature four presentations highlighting different aspects of the budget development process and will detail the budget figures that are most consequential for the community to know. The presentations will include a layman’s view of the budget, an explanation of the budget process, an overview of significant budget drivers, and highlight the goals and initiatives of the proposed budget and detail how property taxes are impacted by the School Budget.

After the second and fourth presentations, there will be an opportunity for the in-person and online audiences to ask questions. Each question will be answered by the presenter or by a member of the School Board or Administration. Attendees will also have an opportunity to ask questions on topics not related to the budget.

The live stream will be done as a YouTube event that will be available as it happens, and a recording will be accessible after the event concludes. To view this forum via live stream at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 6, click here (https://www.youtube.com/c/ConValEvents) and select the “2023 March 6 Community Forum” video from the list of available videos.

To send in a question via e-mail please use Forum@conval.edu. Ahead of the forum, community members are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the work that has been done already on the development of the budget by clicking here (https://schoolboard.convalsd.net/budget/).

At the conclusion of the forum, attendees will have the opportunity to meet and speak with board members and district administrators. To view the agenda for the forum, click here.