Fair Share Hours Requirements
Each two-parent family is required to spend a minimum of 30 hours per year contributing volunteer hours to Holy Redeemer Catholic School. Single parent families are responsible for half the time, for a total of 15 hours per year. At least ten of these hours should directly benefit a fundraiser.
Each hour is given a value of $10 for a total of $300 for two parent families and $150 for single parent families. If a family chooses, they can contribute the appropriate dollar amount ($150 for single, or $300 for two-parent family) instead of contributing their time.
Though there are many opportunities both during and after school hours, on weekends, and during school breaks, there will be an exception policy in severe circumstances in which they are unable to meet the time requirement or pay the hourly rate.
This hours program is referred to as “Fair Share Hours.” Updates will be provided in the Weekly Newsletter with ways you can provide assistance.
Each family is also required to purchase $1,500 in our Scrip program each year. The calendar time for accumulating fair share hours and completing your Scrip commitment runs from June 15 to May 15.
Order forms are available at the front office or in the forms section of our website.
Parents may opt to buy out of this scrip purchase by paying $100 to the school. This is approximately the profit earned on $1,500 worth of scrip purchased.
Logging Fair Share Hours
There is a large three ring binder in the front office where each family is responsible for recording the date, the task and the number of hours of each event. Currently, many families far exceed the required hours per year. It would be helpful if you continue to record your hours even after you’ve exceeded your required hours. This will help the Development Office with grant requests. There is an expectation when asking for grants that a high level of volunteerism exist at the school.
In the fall and spring, the Fair Share coordinator will tally the hours and send a notice to each family indicating current number of volunteer hours. In June each family who has not met their minimum hourly requirement or Scrip amount will be sent a bill from the school office for the balance. If not paid by August, your balance will be added to your August tuition payment.