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 –

Read More: No. 10 – ConVal School Budget (Warrant Article 01)

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”).

Read More: No. 9: Fund Balance Retention

Featured image of article: No. 8: ConVal Trust Funds

by ConVal School Board Member Jim Fredrickson

February 5, 2021

There are six separate Warrant Articles included on the March 9 ballot that are associated with increasing the balances of our District Trust Funds:

  • Appropriate to Special Education Reserve Trust Fund from Fund Balance
  • Appropriate to Building Capital Reserve Fund from Fund Balance
  • Appropriate to Energy Trust Fund from Fund Balance
  • Appropriate to Equipment Trust Fund from Fund Balance
  • Appropriate to Athletic Trust Fund from Fund Balance
  • Appropriate to Building Capital Reserve Fund from Fund Balance

All six of these Warrant Articles involve “Appropriations” from “Fund Balance”.

Read More: No. 8: ConVal Trust Funds

Featured image of article: No. 7:   ConVal Education Association Collective Bargaining Agreement

by ConVal School Board Member Jim Fredrickson

January 29, 2021

This article will address Warrant Articles 2 and 3 which are associated the proposed extension of the contract between the School Board and the Contoocook Valley Education Association (CVEA).

CVEA is the exclusive representative of district employees in the Collective Bargaining Unit which includes district teachers,

Read More: No. 7: ConVal Education Association Collective Bargaining Agreement

Featured image of article: No. 6: ConVal School District Warrant Articles

by ConVal School Board Member Jim Fredrickson

January 27, 2021

Our last article was published in mid-December. It discussed the process and timeline followed to develop the school district budget which is subject to voter approval in March. A lot has happened since then:

  • The School Board has reviewed and modified the budget as submitted by the administration
  • The proposed budget was presented at a Public Hearing on January 12th
  • The Board voted to approve the proposed budget and the default budget on January 22nd
  • The Warrant Articles for the March 9th ballot were finalized and posted on January 25th

Next up:

  • District Meeting Part 1 –

Read More: No. 6: ConVal School District Warrant Articles

Featured image of article: School Board Seeks Higher Priority For Teacher, Staff Vaccinations

The Contoocook Valley School Board is urging Gov. Chris Sununu to re-prioritize K-12 educators and front-line staff from Phase 2a to Phase 1b of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan.

The board issued a letter to Gov. Sununu Friday outlining the basis of its request.

Phase 1 of the New Hampshire COVID-19 Vaccination Allocation Plan began in December 2020 and will continue into March.

Read More: School Board Seeks Higher Priority For Teacher, Staff Vaccinations