Requirements and Parent Contract
Specific Requirements of Parent Member
To achieve its goals, Ocean Shore School depends on the active participation of our parent body. We request that each family commit to the following:
|1. Complete 100% of required hours, agreed by contract.|
|2. One special project per family per year.|
|3. Attendance at three general meetings per year;|
The number of children a family has enrolled in the school determines the minimum level of participation hours. Each family is asked to sign a contract on an annual basis, thereby agreeing to abide with this request.
Minimum Number of Participation Hours
|1 Child In Kindergarten||85 hours/year|
|1 Child, Grade 1 Or Above||95 hours/year|
|2 Or More Children||145 hours/year|
It is expected that parents earn at least 15 of their hours doing activities that involve working directly with Ocean Shore students.
Minutes and Agendas
Purchasing Hours (Alternative Service)
The Alternative Service program was started in the 1970s and has been maintained exclusively through the Ocean Shore parent body. Alternative Service provides another mechanism for families who find it difficult to participate during school hours to meet the hourly participation commitment. Family members purchase commitment hours by paying into a pool of funds that is solely utilized to pay Alternative Service assistants. These assistants work regularly in the same classroom, thus providing consistency and continuity. These Alternative Service assistants "replace" the parent/guardian at school. 100% of the Alternative Service assistants are former or active Ocean Shore parents.
Alternative Service contracts are located in the parent folder of the Alternative Service Coordinator. You may contract for all the hours you plan to purchase and pay in installments or all at once. Fill out the form and attach your check, and leave it in the Coordinator's parent folder. Alternative Service hours purchased are tax deductible.