PARENT PARTICIPATION PROGRAM
The Parent Participation Program at St. Jerome Catholic School is designed to involve parents in the life of the school. Parent participation is an integral part of many programs at St. Jerome School: Scrip, the library, hot dog lunch, team sports, fundraising, parent boards, classroom parents, classroom projects, field trips, building and grounds
maintenance, etc. As the primary educators of their children, it is important that parents participate in the total educational experience and P.P.P provides this opportunity.
All parents at St Jerome Catholic School sign a contract agreeing to volunteer 15 hours per guardian per family for the upcoming school year. Parent volunteer hours are valued at $20.00 per hour.
All school related events apply for credit hours, and a list of relevant events and hours will be distributed at the beginning of each school year. P.P.P. hours must be completed by parents or other adults close to the children and must also be completed by the end of the school year.
Every volunteer must adhere to the following requirements:
- Volunteers who work on the school site twelve (12) or more hours per month must have TB testing. They must submit evidence of freedom from active tuberculosis, based on an X-ray of the lungs or an approved intradermal negative tuberculin test taken within the immediate past six (6) months and every two (2) years thereafter.
- Every volunteer must comply with the provisions of the Safe Environment for Children Project of the Diocese of Oakland.
- Every volunteer accompanying students on an overnight field trip must undergo a Life Scan (fingerprint) check.