AA – School District Legal Status

The legal basis for education is vested in the will of the people as expressed in the Constitution of New Hampshire, the statutes* pertaining to education, court interpretation of these laws, the powers implied in them, and the rules and regulations of the State Board of Education.

In New Hampshire, School Districts are political subdivisions of the State and,

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ABA – Community Involvement In Decision Making

The Contoocook Valley School Board recognizes that the public has vast resources of training and experience useful to schools.  The strength of the local school district is in large measure determined by the degree to which these resources are tapped for advisory purposes and to the degree that theses resources are involved in supporting the improvement of the local educational program.

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AC – Non-Discrimination

The School Board, in accordance with the requirements of the federal and state laws, and the regulations which implement those laws, hereby declares formally that it is the policy of the Board, in its actions and those of its employees and students, that there shall be no discrimination on the basis of age, sex, gender,

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ACE – Procedural Safeguards Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability

The ConVal School District will ensure that all students with a handicap or disability are provided all necessary procedural safeguards as are required by law.  Such procedural safeguards are found in pertinent federal and state laws and regulations.  In addition, all staff, students, parents, and other interested persons are directed to the New Hampshire Department of Education Procedural Safeguards Handbook.

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AD – Education Philosophy

As trustees of the ConVal School District, we recognize that parents, students, the community, and the public school system all share in the responsibility of public education.

We believe that:

• our public schools are entrusted with developing in all our students the knowledge, skills, character, and values of discipline, responsibility,

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ADB – Drug-Free Workplace, Drug-Free Schools

A. Drug-Free Workplace

  1.  All District workplaces are drug- and alcohol-free and are designated part of the Drug-Free School Zone under state law. All employees and contracted personnel are prohibited from:

a.  Unlawfully manufacturing, dispensing, distributing, possessing, using, or being under  the influence of any controlled substance, including any regulated cannabis infused product or any drug while on or in the workplace,

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ADC – Tobacco Products Ban Use and Possession In and On School Facilities and Grounds

State law prohibits the use of any tobacco product, E-cigarette, or liquid nicotine in any facility or upon any grounds maintained by the District. Students and minors are further prohibited from possessing such items in or upon any facility, school vehicle, or grounds owned or maintained by the District.

A. Definitions: These definitions shall also include any amendments to the referenced statutes as the same may be amended or replaced from time to time.

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ADD: Safe Schools

The Board recognizes that effective learning and teaching takes place in a safe, secure and welcoming environment and that safe schools contribute to improved attendance, increased student achievement and community support. To that end, the Board directs the superintendent to develop a safe schools plan that includes:

1. Procedures that address the supervision and security of school buildings and grounds.

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AE – Accountability

The Board directs the Superintendent to establish an accountability system in order to collect data needed for evaluation of the district’s compliance with state and federal laws on school accountability.

The Superintendent will ensure that the district’s statistical reports are filed in a timely manner with the New Hampshire Department of Education.

Legal Reference:
     RSA 189:28,

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AFB — Evaluation of the Superintendent and Goal Setting

The School Board shall annually evaluate the Superintendent based on written criteria as
established by the Board. The evaluation shall encompass the Superintendent’s position as contained
in Board Policy CB – School Superintendent.

The assessment of the Superintendent will consist of three primary areas of performance:

1. Progress on Board goals as established in the annual planning process with agreed measures of

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AFB/CBI: Superintendent Evaluation

The School Board shall evaluate the Superintendent annually.  The evaluation shall be guided by the definitions of purpose and foundational values stated below.  Evaluation of the Superintendent shall be limited to the duties of the Superintendent as stated in School Board policy CB.

Purpose.  The purpose of evaluation of the Superintendent is to provide the Superintendent with formative feedback to help the Superintendent improve performance. 

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