Every opportunity to volunteer, serve and partner has purpose in the program. When we all do a little the results are big! Parent Leadership Boards ask every family to find the equivalent to 5 hours of meaningful engagement each year to ensure optimal program and STUDENT SUCCESS!
DISTRICT FUNDS ALLOCATION
District per student funding model for the school is allocated based on the Third Friday Count from the previous year.
Wisconsin public school districts are required to count pupils for membership purposes on the third Friday in September and report the data to the Department of Public Instruction (DPI). This membership to DPI is used to collect the information for DPI annual report cards and budget allocations. Students must be present to be counted.
The majority of the District per student allocation is budgeted towards the school’s staff. The CKCS program you chose for your student(s) is designed for optimized success with the use of Education Assistants to support the K-5 Direct Instruction groups in reading and math. By fundraising for the school's annual operational needs, CKCS can keep more of the District allocation in staffing needs to better support and teach your student(s).
As a Charter, CKCS is 100% responsible for all curriculum material cost - books, workbooks, staff trainings and more. At this time, the District only contributes to curriculum material purchases when the curriculum is aligned with the neighborhood programs.
SUPPORTING STUDENTS BY SUPPORTING STAFF
Annually teachers spend on average over $500 of their own money on supplies for your student(s) benefit. We raise funds to make sure teachers have all of the supplies they need to minimize them spending their own money.
The CKCS program you chose for your student(s) is most effective when staff and family work as partners. Partnering in the classroom keeps the teachers focused on teaching and the students focused on learning. There are a variety of ways to partner - ask your teacher or Parent Leadership to learn more!
To make events successful we need all hands on deck! Event coordinators work hard to get everything set and the volunteers are what bring the events our students, staff and families enjoy. Click to volunteer - help build great memories and bring big smiles to your student(s).
BOARD MEMBERS, OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES
Serving on Parent Leadership Boards is a great way to learn more about how the school works, why things are done the way they are, and be part of the big picture conversations - supporting and improving the program for everyone! Not sure if serving on a Board is for you? Officers or serving on a committee are great ways to dip your toe in to test the water. These roles have lower time commitments while giving a bigger glimpse into how things work.
The three Parent Leadership Boards coordinated efforts in 2016 to help CKCS celebrate it’s 20th Anniversary and open the CKCS Endowment Fund held with Madison Community Foundation (MCF). CKCS was the first in Verona Area School District to do this. Why did the Parent Leadership Teams choose an Endowment Fund:
It is important to continue supporting the CKCS Endowment Fund each year:
GC needs volunteers to aid with reaching out to the community to promote the benefits of enrolling at CKCS for the following school year.
Volunteers can participate by:
Time commitment is between 2 and 5 hours annually.
GC committee meets several times throughout the school year to develop a staffing plan for the following school year.
Time commitment is between 4 and 8 hours annually.
This GC committee reviews how well the current hiring process is working and considers whether changes are appropriate.
Volunteers participate in the hiring process (interviews, etc.) if openings occur at CKCS. Most openings occur during the summer. A list of volunteers will be established and parents will be contacted as needed.
Time commitment is between 4 and 8 hours annually.
This GC committee's goal is to review the K-8 curriculum.
This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring the curriculum uses technology appropriately, aids students in developing problem-solving skills, and provides teachers with meaningful measurements of student progress.
Time commitment is up to 15 hours annually.
PRT is already planning for the fall 2020 Color Run! Do you have ideas for ways to improve the event? Help will be needed this spring to plan the event so that it will be successful and fun. Assistance with executing the plans will begin over the summer and will be vital in the fall.
Time commitment is up to 60 hours annually.
This PRT committee fulfills tasks previously handled by the individual class Room Parents (coordinating class parties and teacher gifts). In addition, this committee works with the staff to determine and facilitate additional support needs.
Time commitment is between 10 and 15 hours annually.
This PRT committee is responsible for coordinating the fun meet and greet event(s) for incoming kindergartners over the summer. Volunteers are needed to enhance this committee’s impact by:
Time commitment is up to 5 hours annually
DEFINITION: A person whose job is to organize events or activities and work with volunteers and participants to ensure effective results.
Parent Leadership Boards have coordinator positions available in a variety of areas. These low time commitment positions are great ways to engage in YOUR student(s) success!
Click here to sign up or learn more.
This coordinator is responsible for overseeing and maintaining the Parent Leadership website - VACKCS.com. The coordinator will check the site monthly to monitor that each leadership team is maintaining current information, format integrity of pages, update highlights, CKCS partner links, products and events as well as respond to or direct emails as necessary. This coordinator will keep track of renewal needs of domain names, security, and site facilitation - reporting recommendations and updates to the PASS Board. (Up to 30 minutes monthly.)
This coordinator is the primary contact with Madison Community Foundation (MCF). This coordinator will receive month donation information from PASS and MCF, create tax forms as needed and send thank yous to donors. In addition, this coordinator will partner with the PASS Board to help plan and achieve a $5,000 to $10,000 annual donation to the Endowment through fundraising events, grants and major donors. This coordinator is able to volunteer to coordinate these fundraising activities, but is not required to. The PASS Board will seek additional coordinators for these as needed. This coordinator will update and make recommendations to the PASS Board as needed. (Up to 30 minutes monthly.)