Welcome to SAU 41
Hollis Brookline Cooperative School Board Vacancy
The Hollis Brookline Cooperative School Board has a vacancy for a Hollis representative to serve on the Board. The selected candidate will serve until the Annual School District Meeting in March 2016. Applicants will be asked to attend the September 16th HB Coop Board meeting to discuss their interest in serving on the board.
Interested candidates should notify Krista Whalen, HB Coop Board Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants will be asked to attend the September 16th meeting to discuss their interest with in serving on the Board.
To: Hollis, Brookline, and HB Cooperative Volunteers
From: Andy Corey, Superintendent
Date: July 31, 2015
Re: Update - Volunteer Program and Application
It was recently brought to the attention of the SAU that there are some questions/concerns regarding the updated Volunteer Program and procedures established by the SAU Central Office for the upcoming school year.
At the end of the school year we conducted a Homeland Security Audit for each of our buildings. This process examined our facilities as well as our policies and procedures. Our volunteer program was discussed as an area we could improve upon. We are not changing policy but rather providing further definition regarding how we enforce current policy at the building level.
One of the key points of emphasis discussed was defining a visitor from a supervised volunteer or a designated volunteer.
Visitors to the Building are those who come in to occasionally read to a child’s class, assist with a school function or attend an event are considered a visitor. If that same parent were to come in weekly and read to multiple classes, they would be considered a volunteer. Based on the selected activities, the Building Administration will determine whether or not a volunteer is considered Supervised or Designated.
Supervised volunteers, are never left alone with children and therefore do not require a criminal background check. Supervised volunteers may perform services such as copying, assisting in the library, serving lunches or classroom support.
Designated volunteers are those who may take groups of children or work at events where there is no supervision and they are solely responsible for the student(s) and would require a criminal background check. Examples include, chaperoning a field trip, monitoring a school dance or coaching a sport are just a few examples.
The State and Federal background check is facilitated directly through the SAU. Once a volunteer has been determined to fall in the designated volunteer category, they will be required to complete and pay for a criminal background check, prior to performing any services. This is not new and has always been part of the process to be a volunteer. As defined in RSA 189:13-a, the SAU and its member districts are prohibited from allowing volunteers who have been convicted of murder, child pornography, aggravated felonious sexual assault, felonious sexual assault or kidnapping. Further, we reserve the right to refuse service from volunteers who have been convicted of serious crimes, including but not limited to assault, arson, burglary, theft, robbery or the illegal manufacture, possession or sale of a controlled substance.
While the SAU can appreciate that this appears to be new from what our community is “used to”, it is important to remember that this is intended to protect our students while still allowing our families to be involved in the educational process. Our Volunteer process, which is aligned with district policies (IJOC and GBCD) and is intended to further protect the students and staff of our great schools.
The SAU Volunteer process does not apply to events that are not School Sponsored. In many cases, the PTA will host events using our facilities, but these events are separately run by the PTA and not sponsored by the District/SAU. These events could include things such as a Halloween parade, Haunted House, Yard Sales, just to name a few. The hosting organizations have always provided our students with great opportunities while always taking the necessary steps to ensure that they are planning a safe program.
Volunteers are also required to take a short series of online trainings annually, prior to being placed on the approved volunteer list. These trainings are intended to further protect students and staff, as well as the volunteers themselves.
Our volunteers and PTA organizations are essential to our success. It is not our intent to limit your involvement nor is it our goal to make it difficult to volunteer. Our objective is simple; we want to identify those individuals who are working with our students in any capacity to ensure that our students are as safe as possible in the building or on a school sponsored activity. Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
Mission & Vision Statement
The mission of SAU 41 is to ensure a strong, supportive learning environment focused on academic excellence.
The vision of SAU 41 is to help students acquire the knowledge and life skills for academic, social, and emotional success.
SAU 41 Strategic Plan
Given the tremendous amount of input received, the Steering Committee feels that the mission, vision, goals, and strategies that make up the Strategic Plan reflect the educational priorities of Hollis and Brookline’s elected officials, School Board members, parents, staff, and students. At each stage of the Plan’s development, the Steering Committee repeatedly reached out to the public to be sure that what the communities wanted is embodied in the Strategic Plan seen in the following pages. The Steering Committee is appreciative of leadership of the New England School Development Council in working with us in this process.
Read the 2012-2017 Strategic Plan.
Strategic Plan Deliverables Status
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|Strategy 2.6||1.27 MB||2013-06-14 21:57:50|
|Strategy 2.5||598.99 KB||2013-06-14 21:58:07|
|Strategy 1.2 B||744.59 KB||2013-06-14 21:56:27|
|Strategy 1.2 A and 4.4 revised||5.71 MB||2013-06-20 17:53:53|
|Strategy 1.2 A and 4.4||5.29 MB||2013-06-14 21:58:13|
|Strategy 1.1 C||2.02 MB||2013-06-18 13:32:59|
|Strategy 1.1 A and 1.1 B||1.19 MB||2013-06-14 21:57:06|
|2014-06-25-Strategic Plan Deliverable-Progress Matrix||915.08 KB||2014-06-25 12:25:45|
|2013-2014 Strategic Plan – SMART Goals Year Two Deliverables||124.63 KB||2013-12-12 16:25:00|
|2013-06-17-Strategic Plan Deliverable-Progress Matrix||109.4 KB||2013-06-14 21:48:04|
|Frequently Asked Questions||311.89 KB||2014-02-20 08:58:21|
|2014-01-30 Common Core Presentation||518.16 KB||2014-02-07 15:51:45|
|2014-01-13 CCSS DRAFT Presentation||274.15 KB||2014-02-07 15:51:45|
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