The school charter requires that families support the school by volunteering their time. Almost every charter school in Florida has this policy, with most requiring 50 or more hours per year. For LECS, a family with one child enrolled is required to contribute at least 25 hours, while families with two or more children must contribute at least 30 hours of volunteer service. If a family is unable to volunteer their time, hours may be purchased at the rate of $10.00 per hour for the first 10 hours and at the rate of $20.00 per hour after that to retain enrollment for the subsequent year.
If the volunteer hour requirements are not fulfilled, your child/ren will not be permitted to re-enroll in LECS for the subsequent year! These requirements may be adjusted due to COVID-19.
Note that it is the parent’s responsibility to record hours on the volunteer website. Volunteering as a chaperone on overnight school trips requires fingerprinting. Parents must take the fingerprint applicant form with them to their fingerprinting appointment.
Parents who wish to serve as drivers on school field trips must complete the following:
Other applicable volunteer forms to be completed by all parents include:
- Permission to perform background checks
- Release of liability for volunteering
- Volunteering agreement
Volunteering as a chaperone on overnight school trips requires fingerprinting. Parents must take the fingerprint applicant form with them to their fingerprinting appointment.