"I got to be part of a community that was much larger than a school."
-Jasmine, Class of 2016
"Many hands make light work" is certainly embraced here! Parents can help out in many ways at NCCL School, based upon their interests and skills. Their help is integral to the running of the school and aids in keeping tuition down. We wouldn't be who we are without our parents and their dedication to NCCL School.
Both parents/guardians are required to sign a Service Requirement Contract indicating how they would like to fulfill the following requirements:
Each parent is asked to do at least 20 hours of committee work per year. We have a variety of committees, including School Service, Grounds, Maintenance, Newsletter, Social, Computers, etc. We assign parents to one of their 3 choices if possible, although new parents sometimes can’t get one of their choices the first year. Reporting: You need to log your hours worked on the NCCL website.
Parents may pay $300 each in lieu of serving on a committee.
Each parent is asked to do at least 8 workday hours each year. Most workday hours are done over the summer and are devoted to getting the school ready for a new school year. There are 8 Saturday workdays scheduled: 2 before school begins, 3 short ones in January, and 3 after school is out. Alternate jobs are also assigned which can be done at the parent’s convenience. Jobs include painting, repairing, cleaning, library work, straightening supplies, etc.
Parents may pay $250 each in lieu of doing Workday Hours.
Cleaning is a family responsibility. Cleaning is done on weekends any time between Friday night and Sunday night, except for Sunday morning when another group uses the building. The school is divided into 4 PODS. Families are assigned to the POD that includes their child’s rooms if at all possible. In most cases, families are assigned to one weekend a month. The job usually takes 2-3 hours. We have a professional cleaning company who does the floors, bathrooms, and trash cans. Parent cleaners dust, sanitize surfaces, etc.
Families may pay a buyout fee of $500 in lieu of cleaning.