Co-op Obligations

The obligations for all families are as follows:

Workdays: (1) One 3.5 hour workday per week
Maintenance: 14 hours per year (four 3.5 hour Saturday mornings)
Fundraising: $400.00 per family and 6 service hours
Obligation Deposit: $200 deposit for cooperative obligations
Parent Membership Meeting: 6 per year – attendance is mandatory.  Calendar
Activity: Plan one activity per year which involves the whole class (i.e. cooking project, art project, grouptime event, field trip, etc.)
Snack: 4 times per year, for the entire class.
Requirements: carb/protein main snack, plus veggie or fruit, and drink (milk 1% or non-fat preferred , 100% frozen concentrate juice).         Parents forget the drink 70% of the time. No nut products allowed.
Participation: Participate in operation of school by joining the  board or taking on a job from the Job List MNS

All obligations must be completed by May 1st.

Buyout:   If you do not wish to participate in one or more of the co-op obligations please add to your monthly tuition the following buyout fee each month:

Workdays:  $75 per workday or $300 per month

Maintenance:   $84 per month

Fundraising:    $77 per month (10 per year) includes service hour buyout

Fundraising Service Hours:   $45 per hour

Snack:    $50 per snack or $20 per month

Job: Unfulfilled preschool job will result in non-refund of obligation deposit.

Non-Participation buyout (includes workdays, maintenance, fundraising & snacks) $475 per month added to your monthly tuition.

 Mandatory Participation:

  • Parent Membership Meetings (6 per year):  Parent Meetings pertain to child development, education or school topics.  $50 fee for missed member meetings.
  • Parent Education (monthly):  Brief 30-45 minute meeting after your workday or by schedule
  • Job Participation or Board Position:  Choose a job that helps the operation of the school
  • Activity: Supply & facilitate creative activity for class (art project, cooking activity, gross motor skills activity, music)

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