The School Board bears full responsibility for informing the general public about the operations of the school system. The Board also encourages citizen involvement in the work of the schools to help solve educational problems.
The School Board endorses the family and community engagement goals of the Every Student Succeeds Act and encourages regular collaboration between family members, community members, and school leadership.
Pursuant to federal law,
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 these resources are involved in supporting the improvement of the local educational program.
The ConVal School Board recognizes the value of technology such as social media accounts, websites and platforms in promoting community involvement and collaboration. The purpose of any official digital district social media platform shall be to further the district’s vision and mission,
The School Board will do its best to keep the people informed of the affairs of the district. To achieve its goals for good school-community relations and maintenance of open two-way channels of communication with public,
One of the strongest links of communications between the District and the public is the pupil in the classroom. Failure to provide parents with appropriate information may lead to misinformation about the schools.
The primary purpose of School Board meetings is to conduct the business of the Board as it relates to school policies, programs, and operations. The Board encourages residents to attend Board meetings so that they may become acquainted with the operation and programs of the schools.
Constructive criticism of the schools is welcome through whatever medium when it is motivated by a sincere desire to improve the quality of the education program and to equip the schools of this district to do their task more effectively.
Statement of Intent
It is the policy of the ConVal School Board to require that curricular and instructional materials be chosen on the basis of their educational value and alignment with the curricular framework of the District.
This policy contains grievance procedures which address alleged violations of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The District’s Civil Rights Coordinator is charged with efforts to comply with these laws.
When not in use for school purposes, school buildings and grounds, or portions thereof, may be used for education, discussion, civic, social, recreational, or entertainment purposes; and other such purposes that promote the welfare of the community,
For purposes of this policy, “school property” means any buildings, vehicles, property, land, or facilities used for school purposes or school-sponsored events, whether public or private.
The School District expects mutual respect,
The Board authorizes the use of Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs, which are located in every building) in emergency situations. The use, administration, and maintenance of the AED are subject to the following conditions:
As a general policy, there will be no commercial solicitation within the schools for any purpose whatsoever. No enterprise may be represented in the schools and there will be no sale of goods or services on the premises.
I. General Policy Statement:
The Contoocook Valley School District Board of Education encourages community members and business owners to provide financial support for school activities. One permissible method of showing support is to buy advertisements or sponsor banners,
All persons, other than staff and pupils enrolled in the school, who may come to the school for any reason during the school day are considered visitors and must report and sign in at the school office.
One person from the School Board shall serve as legislative contact with the New Hampshire School Boards Association in order to keep the Board abreast of happenings and upcoming legislation relating to education.
The Contoocook Valley School Board recognizes that parent-teacher organizations are a source of interest in the public schools. The District looks to the PTO as a means of promoting a finer educational program by achieving better understanding among the pupils,
The Contoocook Valley School Board recognizes that the endeavors and objectives of booster organizations and similar groups can be a valuable means of stimulating interest in and endorsement of the aims and achievements of our public school system.
The Contoocook Valley School Board will participate in local and state planning functions that could directly affect district schools and their immediate environment.
The Superintendent will keep the Board informed of planning matters bearing directly on the operation of district schools or school-sponsored programs,