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WHAT IS A CO-OP?

The Cooperative Concept

A cooperative school is one in which the parents work alongside a staff of education professionals to operate and administer the school. At LFNS, our school director is in charge of the day-to-day activities at the school while a board comprised of parents handle duties such as fundraising, event planning, maintenance, and other duties that keep the school functioning.

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Family Responsibilities

Below is a list of the required duties of adult members of LFNS. Fulfilling responsibilities typically requires families to dedicate 16 to 20 hours per month.

  • Work at the school as a teacher’s assistant one day a week from 8:45 am until approximately 1:30 pm.

  • Attend a monthly co-op meeting. The co-op meetings are for adults only. Children cannot attend.

  • Participate in 8 hours of school maintenance throughout the year.

  • Participate in all mandatory fundraising events.

  • Sign up for a “Great Job” such as librarian, aquarium maintenance, gardening, or yearbook/historian.