About the Grant Park Cooperative Preschool
One parent/guardian representing each family enrolled in the preschool is required to serve on one of six committees. When you register your child, we will ask you to make several committee choices. Every effort will be made to give you your first choice while we also make sure that each committee is adequately staffed.

The amount of time each parent will spend every month on their committee work will vary depending on the specific committee they are in. However we anticipate committee work to be approximate three (3) hours per month.

Pedagogical Support Committee (Parents needed: at least 10 per campus)
Performs tasks related to all parent involvement aspects of the school. Works closely with the Executive Director and the school's Pedagogical Team to support educators.

Duties include responsiblilty for the following events:
  • Family Orientation
  • Back to School Night
  • School Birthday Party and/or Camping Trip
  • Open Houses
  • Educator Exchange Days
  • Graduation and End of the Year Celebration
Class parents coordinate volunteers for parent socials, teacher gift-giving, fundraising events, class activities and parties, etc. Class parents also act as a communication funnel between the board and the parents.

Personnel (Parent needed: 1 per campus)
Conducts Parent Surveys, works with the Executive Director to establish, revise and reach yearly goals, performs the Executive Director's yearly self-evaluation, provides support and training for staff, conducts exit interview for staff.

Communications and Publicity (Parents needed: 6)
Assists GPCP staff with communications and publicity via website, Facebook and email and local festivals. Provides school marketing photographer and GPCP Sponsor packet. Works with Fundraising committee to provide publicity for fundraising events. One member per campus will maintain the Communications Board.

Building and Grounds (Parents needed: 16)
Oversees maintenance of building and grounds through scheduling, organizing and managing required parent workdays. This committee is also responsible for special projects for the school such as building & refurbishing furniture, playground equipment & expansion design & construction. Responsible for development and adherence to school budget.

Each month one parent per campus will be on call to assist the Director with repairs or emergency situations related to the building.

Health and Safety (Parents needed: 8)
Makes reccomendations to the Executive Director regarding maintaining a safe school environment and works with the operations staff  to review policies for compliance with Bright From the Start regulations. In the event of lice, the committee provides parents for head checks and washing of linens.

Fundraising (Parents needed: 17)
Responsible for developing and implementing a plan to raise funds needed to supplement tuition and other program fees. Responsible for coordination volunteers and working with the Communications Comittee to provide publicity for events.  Coordinates monthly Dine-Outs, Grant Park Candlelight Tour of Homes, School Pictures, Online Shopping for Fundraising, Yard Sale, GPCP Yearbook, grants and sponsorships.

Auction (Parents needed: 12)
Plans and oversees the annual spring auction that raises funds needed to supplement tuition and other program fees. Coordinates volunteers and publicity for the event. Responsible for collection of auction donations and coordinating sponsorships for the event.

Finance (Parents needed: 1)
Assists Director and Board in developing budgets for the preschool. Keeps board advised of cash flow. Advises and consults with fundraising committee to determine fundraising capabilities. Oversees preschool books and assists in financial matters. Treasurer monitors delinquent accounts and arranges payment plans. The treasurer evaluates and suggests changes in financial policies.


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