Active parent and student participation in school operations and decision-making helps foster a public school’s long-term sustainability as a successful program.
Parent Action Committees
Once a student is admitted to the school, his or her family is encouraged to sign up with one of the school’s parent action committees. It is through working on these committees that most parents will complete their recommended parent participation hours.
Possible committees include
- Fundraising Committee
- Landscape and Garden Committee
- Building Maintenance Committee
- Diversity Outreach Committee
- Business Partnerships Committee
- Teacher Support Committee
- Parent Relations Committee
The Executive Co-Directors of the school and the Board of Directors will oversee and direct the work of these committees.
Where appropriate, especially in the higher grades, students will be invited to participate on these action committees in an effort to involve students in the ongoing operations of the school.
Screening of Volunteers
The charter school is responsible for screening of volunteers for the protection of students, including fingerprinting and criminal background checks of volunteers who will be on site when students are present. Registered sex offenders under Penal Code section 290 may not serve as volunteers on campus or anywhere or at any time students are present. Volunteers working on campus or when students are present who will be unsupervised by certificated personnel at any time must submit to a criminal background check pursuant to Education Code 45125. All volunteers who work on campus during school hours must have a current TB test on file with the charter school.