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Parent Participation

We firmly believe that each of our families has something valuable to contribute and we draw inspiration from all the diverse perspectives and cultural backgrounds that form our school.  As a cooperative program, we are constantly evolving and adapting to the needs of our families.  We encourage you to share new ideas and ways we might improve.  While many participation opportunities are optional, we would like to emphasize certain aspects of our school that are requirements to stay enrolled at Benson Hill Co-op.  


The success of our school depends on everyone doing his or her part. To ensure that the preschool functions smoothly and is financially secure, co-op members must meet the following responsibilities:


  • Be on time to class and work in the classroom one day per week

  • Find a replacement when you can’t attend class (trade working days with another parent).

  • Provide a healthy snack for the class on a rotating basis.

  • Assist in cleaning up and making the school ready for the next class.

  • Serve as a class officer, committee member, or board member. You can choose your job assignment for the upcoming school year in the spring.

  • Attend Parent Education classes, and all-school functions. 

  • Fulfill all tuition requirements. Tuition is due by the 5th of every month. Any tuition received after the 20th of the month will be assessed a $15 late fee.

  • Fulfill fundraising contribution of $60 per semester.

Throughout the year, there will be many opportunities to participate in events that help raise money for the school and help alleviate the fundraising fee for each student. For more information about some of the fundraising opportunities we offer, visit our Fundraising page.


The Board reserves the right to withdraw a child if a family does not comply with parental requirements.


Members sign a participatory agreement in the registration form.

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