Featured image of article: ConVal School District Budget Planning 2020-2021

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,

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Featured image of article: ConVal School Board Committee Work

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.

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Featured image of article: ConVal School District On Twitter

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,

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Featured image of article: State Found To Violate Constitution In Underfunding Education

June 5, 2019

On March 13, 2019, the Contoocook Valley School District filed a Complaint in the Cheshire Superior Court regarding the State’s obligation to ensure a constitutionally adequate education for New Hampshire children. The Mascenic, Monadnock, and Winchester School Districts joined the Complaint.

The Complaint laid out how, using the State’s own formula and the State’s own data,

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Featured image of article: Selectmen’s Advisory Committee Proposes Cross-Town Collaboration

HIGH-SPEED INTERNET ACCESS FOR ALL

As part of the April 25, 2019 Selectmen’s Advisory Committee, each Selectperson in attendance shared current and upcoming town projects. The purpose for sharing stemmed from an interest in identifying potential opportunities for collaboration.

The discussion that soon emerged focused on the different towns’ efforts to explore what it would take to bring high-speed Internet access to all,

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Featured image of article: Changes Proposed To Math Graduation Requirements

MATH EQUITY AND EXCELLENCE FOR ALL

One of the School Board’s goals for the 2018-19 school year focuses on exploring educational equity within the math department at ConVal High School.

This focus involves analyzing the ways in which ConVal School District, ConVal High School, and the Math Department operate to “ensure that every learner–in whatever learning environment that learner is found–has the greatest opportunity to learn enhanced by the resources and supports necessary to achieve competence,

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Featured image of article: Mascenic Joins ConVal Adequacy Lawsuit

April 19, 2019

On the evening of April 17th, the School Board of the Mascenic Regional School District voted unanimously to join ConVal’s lawsuit against the State of New Hampshire.

On the evening of April 17th, the School Board of the Mascenic Regional School District voted unanimously to join ConVal’s lawsuit against the State of New Hampshire.

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Featured image of article: ConVal and the Lawsuit: Not Another Generation

March 28, 2019

By now you have heard that the ConVal School District has filed a lawsuit against the state of New Hampshire. The state’s ever-increasing downshifting to towns and cities, has reached a breaking point. The ‘Claremont Decision’ of 1993 decided that “the State has the exclusive obligation to fund a constitutionally adequate education and that the State may not shift any of the constitutional responsibility to local communities.” For the past 26 years,

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