Hi fellow-homeschool parents,
Is this on your calendar yet? Come if you'd like to be part of the conversation & have a voice in decision-making if you want to. We hope lots of parents will show up so we can make good decisions together. Interested kids can come too, but not vote.
Thursday, April 25
we will have our
Town Hall Meeting
at 7 pm
at the Quail Hollow site, rooms 15 & 16
There will be childcare, popcorn and a movie in an adjoining room, in case you need to bring kids. But space is limited, and we want to line up enough helpers, so rsvp firstname.lastname@example.org with number & ages of kids you plan to bring, please
. RSVP for yourself too.
And How About a Dessert potluck? (A bit of chocolate to sweeten our ways?)
What is a Town Hall Meeting?
Over the past few years, in response to severe funding cuts in the schools, families have begun to fundraise for our charter. Some of this money has gone to individual programs*, and some is in the Charter Family Booster Club General Fund.
Since this money has been raised by us families, it is fair for us families to help decide how we'd like to see it spent; being informed, of course, by our teachers' ideas, desires, and practical considerations. The Town Hall meeting is the place for us to come together to make these decisions, working together to understand each others' needs and the best interests of the whole charter homeschool community.
* What are "programs"?
Our charter school contains 5 local homeschool programs, with their own teachers, classes, focus, and resources. They are Boulder Creek Elementary Homeschool, Fall Creek Homeschool, Coast Redwood Middle School, Coast Redwood High School, and SLV Homeschool (which has also been referred to as "Charter 25" and as "Title One"). There is some sharing of both teachers, students, and sometimes classes between the programs.
What will we decide about?
Over the past few weeks, people have submitted proposals for things like classes, field trips, supplies, etc. for next Fall. Proposals can be something for one particular program, or for all to share in.