The mission of the Yuba River Charter School Parent Council is to be a strong voice for the parents in our community, encouraging their input and participation, and facilitating dialogue between them and the school; to be an umbrella that connects the parent initiatives; and to manage school fairs and festivals. With Waldorf education as our inspiration, we serve as the ears and voice of the Yuba River Charter School parents with the goal of strengthening our community, so that our school can more joyfully support and enrich the lives of our children and parents.
Parent council members act as the representative of their class. They are expected to attend the monthly Parent Council meetings, as well as their own class meeting. It is the Representative’s duty to keep their class parents informed as to what is happening at the school. The Representative is serving as the voice of their class and it’s important that they be in contact with parents so they may accurately reflect their views and opinions.
Representatives serve a one-year term, running from May to June of the following year. Members may serve more than a one-year term if it is approved by their class parents.
Members are expected to serve the Council in some capacity, either as an officer or as a liaison to one of the committees overseen by the Council. Additionally, members may be asked to serve on ad hoc committees for such activities as Teacher Appreciation Day, reviewing bylaws or the parent handbook, fundraising activity for Parent Council, organizing refreshments for an event, Grandparent’s Day, etc. Members serving as Chair, Secretary and Treasurer are exempt from being liaisons to committees, but may need to occasionally serve on an ad hoc committee.
On occasion, there may be additional meetings to address matters that cannot wait until the next regular meeting. Such meetings occur infrequently.