Tuition Reduction Program: Fair Share Work Hours
St. Peter Central Catholic participates in an optional program to reduce tuition costs each year. Parents choosing to participate in this program must fill out this Service Agreement 2019-2020 and work the required hours each year to qualify for the reduction.
The Fair Share Work Hours program allows families to deduct a maximum of $300 per year off the cost of the oldest child’s tuition at St. Peter Central Catholic. The tuition reduction is provided as a credit to your account, which is generated by the Diocese once your hours have been confirmed and submitted by the school. a Service Agreement must be on file at the school to receive any reduction in tuition through the Diocese.
Credit for work hours is given at 15 hours of service and 30 hours of service. The Office of Student Accounts at the Diocese credits your statement following the submission of confirmed hours by the school. A submission of 15 confirmed hours is credited as $150. A submission of 30 hours is credited as $300. All families should maintain a personal record of these hours for verification. Anyone wishing to receive credit for hours must sign an attendance sheet for each event they work. Hours will be tracked and tallied on a computer. You will not be given credit for the hours if the event chair or contact person does not have your name on the attendance list.
There are many ways a family may receive credit for work hours, including but not limited to the opportunities listed below. If you have an area of expertise or idea to support our school not mentioned here, please contact us. We welcome your thoughts and suggestions.
It is our hope that many parents and family members will serve on Parent Association Committees (see Parent Association page) and volunteer at our school regardless of service hours. Our community thrives on parent support. Thank you in advance for sharing your time and talents with us!
Bingo: Bingo contributes approximately $20,000 to our school annually. This would not be possible without workers. A once a month 3-hour commitment will help our school tremendously. There are several different options to assist with Bingo.
Kitchen work is divided into 2 time slots. You may sign up for 3:00-6:00pm slot or the 6:00-9:00pm slot, or both. Kitchen duties include preparing fast food items, tracking cash sales and assorted other kitchen duties.
Floor work consists of sellers 3:00-6:00pm and 5:00-8:00pm, verifiers 6:00-9:00pm, and callers 6:00-9:00pm. If you sign up for Bingo, you can expect to fulfill your 30 hours of service during the year.
Hot Dog Day: Hot Dog Day is held several times throughout the school year on Thursdays at lunchtime. Volunteers are needed to help prepare and serve lunches and clean up.
Fright Night: Fright Night is the Parent Association’s Halloween Party held in October each year. Volunteers are needed to set-up, clean up, and work.
Christmas Fair: The Christmas Fair is held in November. Volunteers are needed to work, set-up, clean up, and solicit contributions. Please keep in mind that preparation meetings and gatherings are not considered to be service hours. Service hours are accumulated on the day of the event. This event will not cover a 30-hour commitment by itself.
Auction: The annual Auction is our school’s largest fundraiser. Help is needed for committee work such as gift solicitations, organizational tasks, set-up and new ideas. Volunteers are need to solicit donations, organize thank you letters, and various other tasks. All service hours are monitored and tallied after each event. Credit is given twice a year.
St. Patrick’s Day Float: Each year, St. Peter Central Catholic proudly marches in Worcester St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Help is needed in constructing and decorating the school’s float. This service opportunity falls in March.
*Book Fair: The Book Fair is usually held in May. The School Book Fair runs 4 days each spring in the month of May. Volunteers are needed during the day from 9:00-3:00 and one evening. Book Fair volunteers assist with a variety of tasks such as set up, breakdown, stocking, ordering, running classes to and from the fair and miscellaneous tasks. It is possible to complete most, if not all, of the 30 hours if you are present each day of the Book Fair and on family night.
*Spree Day: The Parent Association sponsors this “fun day” for students at the end of the school year in the month of June. Volunteers are needed to organize the day’s activities and work the day of Spree Day. When choosing this option, please bear in mind that service hours are inclusive of the day of the event only – 6 to 10 hours maximum.
Summer Maintenance: There are many different options to assist with the maintenance of our school building and grounds, as needs vary from year to year. General assistance may include painting, cleaning, landscaping and general miscellaneous tasks. If you have experience in plumbing, electrical, carpentry or maintenance, there may also be opportunities in these areas.
*Please note that because this service opportunity occurs late in the school year (after the current year’s final tuition payment is due and the Diocesan budget is closed), service hours will be credited toward next year’s tuition.