Featured image of article: ConVal School Board Announces Community Forum September 30

The ConVal School Board, working with the ConVal Administration, is pleased to announce its first-ever Community Forum.

The ‘public comment’ periods at the beginning and end of the School Board meetings have been a source of frustration for some in the community. Board meetings are designed to conduct the business of the District and therefore there is limited time for meaningful dialogue between the public and the Board.

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Introduction

The School District is committed to promoting a safe, healthy, and supportive school and learning environment for all students. To achieve this goal, the District plays a significant role in supporting positive student conduct and behavior with respect to students, district personnel, and members of the community. This expectation extends to when students are on District property,

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Featured image of article: ConVal School Board Statement on COVID-19 Protocols

August 24, 2021

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the ConVal School District has made operational changes and adopted policies to respond to this virus based on the best available science and advice of medical experts. It is important for us all to recognize that science is a developing process and that this was a new “novel” virus with which our public health system had no previous knowledge of methods of transmission,

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Featured image of article: Thank You for Your Public Comments at Board Meetings

August 24, 2021

The Board would like to acknowledge the members of our community that have taken the time to provide public comments at our recent Board meetings. We recognize that this requires you to take time out of your day to prepare your remarks and attend the meetings. In addition, for many people addressing the Board in such a public setting may be stepping outside of their comfort zone,

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Featured image of article: Board Statement on Role of COVID-19 Monitoring Team and Decision Making Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

August 13, 2021

Dear ConVal Community,

Since March of 2020, when the ConVal Board first enacted new protocols to address the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been fortunate in the nine towns that make up the School District to have consistently low or no cases of COVID-19 for extended periods of time.

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Featured image of article: New Peterborough School Board Member

June 21, 2021

It is my duty as the Chair to inform the ConVal community that Board Member Robert Short, Jr, from Peterborough, tendered his resignation from the Board, effective June 8, 2021.

I would like to take this time to thank Rob for the countless hours devoted to the students and communities of ConVal during his tenure.

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Featured image of article: No. 10 – ConVal School Budget (Warrant Article 01)

by ConVal School Board Member Jim Fredrickson

February 17, 2021

The first (and most important) warrant article on your ballot determines the amount of expenses (costs) that the District can incur during the 2021-22 school year that begins July 1, 2021.   

There are some key points to keep in mind as you read the information provided below and decide to support the budget –

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Featured image of article: No. 9: Fund Balance Retention

by ConVal School Board Member Jim Fredrickson

February 10, 2021

The previous article in this series on District Finances discussed the three options for disposition of the remaining Fund Balance at the end of any given fiscal year:

  • Appropriations to Trust Funds (“Transfer”)
  • Retention of unassigned funds (“Retain”)
  • Returned to the taxpayers when they are utilized by the Department of Revenue Administration in calculating the local education tax rate (reduction of District Tax Assessment) for the following fiscal year (“Return”).

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