The hiring group is organized annually to assist in hiring credentialed faculty. This is an administrative committee that makes a recommendation to the director for hiring who then brings a recommendation to the school board. The group is composed of two parent representatives chosen by parent council and two faculty members chosen by the faculty and one board member appointed by the board of directors. A parent representative from the class with an opening holds a class meeting with the parents and reports to the group on the qualities the class is looking for in a candidate. The term is from October to the following October and members need to have been parents at YRCS for at least two years with one parent from k-4 and the second from grades 5-8.
The finance groups is an administrative committee that supports the business manager/Board treasurer in making financial recommendations to the Board and managing expenditures. The finance group is an advisory group and does not have decision making powers. The group is composed of the business manager, school director, one BOD member (Board Chair preferred), one parent member (PC Chair preferred) and one faculty representative if possible. Members are solicited/selected by the business manager and school director and do not have a fixed term.
The Parent Council serves the YRCS community by hosting a number of committees focused on activities to enrich the student or parent experience. The PC allocates a portion of its annual operating budget to these committees, but also provides at least a portion of the committee staffing to meet the school needs. The following provides a brief description of the PC committees and their purpose.
The Festivals Committee serves to hold YRCS’ community spirit and is the heart of the school’s annual festivals. The committee oversees the organization and implementation of festivals and fairs.
The Hospitality Committee coordinates the refreshments for a number of YRCS events, including: ceremonies, Parent Education events, Grandparent’s Day, and assemblies.
The Parent Education Committee provides educational opportunities for parents and community members relating to Waldorf education and/or parenting and family life. The committee works with the YRCS community to coordinate a number of events over the course of the school year.
The Sports Program Committee supports the sports teams and coaches with logistical duties of the sports teams. The committee connects with coaches prior to the start of the sports seasons to identify what type of assistance may be of value to the teams.
The Volunteerism Committee creates volunteer awareness and requirements to the YRCS school families. The committee organizes and publicizes the family volunteer hour logs that are maintained within each classroom and contain the volunteer hours of YRCS families.
In addition, as resources allow and needs dictate, the PC may resource the following committees.
The Green Committee serves as a positive educational and inspirational resource that increases awareness of Earth-friendly practices throughout the YRCS community.
The Technology Committee supports PC activities and communication between the PC and the YRCS community by maintaining a web share/site of PC communications, as well as documents such as by-laws, policies, roster, etc.