Contracted Teacher

Contracted teachers allow our families to participate in activities they otherwise would not be able too. Connecting with homeschooling families is an experience that most contracted teachers enjoy. The dynamic at our co-op is amazing and welcoming. Best of all, our students want to learn and want to take your class.

Commitment

  • Session Commitment:  Every teacher must commit to the entire session. Our sessions typically run for 11-12 weeks. If there is a specific week you are not going to be available, prior arrangements must be made.
  • Teacher Meeting:  A mandatory teacher meeting is held the week before the start of each session.
  • Attendance for Contracted Teachers: If a contracted teacher will be absent for any reason, it is their responsibility to provide a substitute teacher. Please contact our Teacher Support coordinator, to let her know who will be coming in your place. If you cannot find a replacement, please let us know as soon as possible. If we have to find a substitute, you will not be compensated for the missed week.

Perks

  • Wide Audience: Connecting with a co-op allows you to reach out to an audience that may otherwise be overlooked by our contracted teachers. Often, our contracted teachers find long term customers after teaching at our co-op.
  • Off-Hours: Our weekly classes are taught during most off hours for contracted teachers as most kids are attending public school during that time.
  • Free Advertisement: As a contracted teacher we welcome your advertisements for classes or upcoming camps. We also will showcase you on our Facebook Group and/or Website.

Expectations

  • Supervised Children: Teachers are not to leave any child unattended in a classroom. If at any time you do not have a parent volunteer and to step away, please ask for an adult from the closest classroom to oversee your class.
  • Dress Code for Teachers: Teachers are expected to follow the same dress code as our children and families.
  • Cleaning up the Classroom: As a contracted teacher we ask that you try to clean up as you go throughout your class, if your class has extra time at the end we ask that you take care of the chairs, garbage and wipe down the tables. This enables our Clean-up Crew to finish earlier.
  • Fire Drills: When a fire alarm is triggered teacher are to have students line up by the door, followed by the volunteers. The teacher is required to lead the children to the parking lot through the nearest exit. Teachers are to take roll and alert the board if any child is unaccounted for.
  • Teacher communication with Parents: Teachers need to email their student’s parents any information or announcements for their class. These email addresses will be provided on your class roster.
  • Visitors and Extracurricular Activities: Please notify the Board of any visitors or extracurricular activities, including field trips, performances, and holiday activities. Please note IMPACT will not
    coordinate any off site field trips, performances, etc.
  • Student Attendance and Class Admittance: The first two weeks of class you will receive a tentative class roster. Please set aside time to take attendance and verify the class roster provided to you. Your class size on the third week will determine your final class contracted rate, so please report any discrepancies to Registrar, as soon as they are detected. No child is to be admitted or switched from one class to another, or given verbal approval regarding admittance into your class without prior approval from our Registrar.
  • Restroom Breaks and Release of Students: Children are permitted to use the restroom or drinking fountain at the teacher’s discretion. Please remember no adult is allowed to be go in the restroom with a child alone (unless it is their own child). At the end of your class hour, please do not release the children out early. Use this time to clean up the classroom as much as possible.
  • Discipline and Sick Policy: If a student is sick, or out of line and will not respond to the direction of the instructor please send the student with a parent volunteer to see an available Board Member. The matter will be addressed with the parent immediately and a decision will be made regarding the student’s return to class. If there is not a parent volunteer available to act as an escort, please seek help from an adjacent classroom. Please ensure your classroom always has an adult present.

Financial Information

  • Invoicing:  Due to our non-profit status, an official invoice must be submitted to our Treasurer no later than the fifth week of the session. On your invoice, please include the following:
    • Business Name
    • Contact Information (including phone number and address)
    • Class Name
    • Name of Instructor
    • Per Student Fee and Current Student Count
    • Whom the check should be made payable
    • Payment Address (if different than contact information)
  • If you are teaching multiple classes, we will need an invoice for each class for tax purposes.
  • The agreed upon fee will be paid to you in two installments. The first payment will be made to you on the sixth week of co-op with the balance paid in full by the last week.