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. An effective school, community, and home relations program encompasses the following ideas and practices:
1. A positive attitude toward the schools,
Read More: KA – School, Community, and Home Relations
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 District shall develop jointly with, agree on with, and distribute to, families of participating children a written family engagement policy.
Read More: KB – Title I Parent Involvement in Education
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.
Read More: KCB – Community Involvement in Decision Making
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, support student learning and staff professional development, and enhance communication with students, parents/guardians,
Read More: KD — Official School District Social Media Accounts, Websites, and Platforms Used for Public Information
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, the Board authorizes the Superintendent to:
1. Prepare or guide the preparation of informational materials including the annual report,
Read More: KDA – Public Information Program
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.
It is the responsibility of the school administration to see that information regarding school activities, programs, and organizations is properly disseminated to parents.
Read More: KDCA – Student Involvement in Public Information Program
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. All official meetings of the Board shall be open to the press and public.
Read More: KE – Public Complaints
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.
The School Board supports the District’s employees and strives to protect them from unnecessary and spiteful criticism and complaints.
Read More: KEB – Public Complaints About School Personnel, Employees, Students, or Administration
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. Supplemental educational and instructional materials, such as library media, other textbooks, digital resources, books and other reading or audio-visual material [ all collectively referred to as “Educational media”] shall be chosen on the basis that they are of broad interest or enlightenment of all students in the community.
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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.
1. The School Board hereby adopts the following Grievance Procedure,
Read More: KED – Facilities or Services – Grievance Procedure (Section 504)
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, including use as registration and polling places for voters.
No person, group, or organization has any vested right to use school property.
Read More: KF – Community Use of Schools
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, civility, and orderly conduct among all individuals on school property or at a school event. No person on school property or at a school event shall:
Read More: KFA – Public Conduct On School Property
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:
1. Location of the AEDs: The Superintendent, building principal and school nurse shall select and approve the locations for the AEDs.
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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.
Any request for an exception to this rule must be submitted in writing to the School Board or its agent (Superintendent or designee) at least 30 days prior to the implementation of the requested activity.
Read More: KH – Public Solicitations in the Schools
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, posters, signs, etc., for display on school property, pursuant to the conditions and restrictions set forth by the Board.
Read More: KHB – Advertising on School Property by Community or Outside Groups
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. Employees of the school system (directors, coordinators, maintenance staff members, and others) are to advise the school Principal or Secretary that they are in the building.
Read More: KI – Visitors in Schools
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. He/she shall carry the opinions of the Board to the legislature when requested.
1st Read: September 15,
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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 parents and the teachers, and administrators. The District will give every encouragement to the maintenance of an enthusiastic and industrious parent organization.
Read More: KMA – Relations With Parent Organizations
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.
Generally, actions initiated by boosters provide the atmosphere and climate to weld together desirable community-school relationships.
Read More: KMB – Relations With Booster Organizations
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, and will undertake action on behalf of the Board to influence matters in the best interests of the students,
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