Most after-school programs at Palo Verde are run by separate businesses or non-profits which contract with the school to rent space on campus. The forms for the current after-school programs are provided in the school office. Any questions about these programs or registration should be directed to the contacts listed on the forms.
After-school programs are approved by the principal (not the PTA) and sign contracts with the school, which require specific insurance coverage and rent amounts. PTA may assist the principal from time-to-time (at her request) in suggesting or vetting programs that would be a good fit for Palo Verde and for our community. The decisions of what programs to contract with and how many programs to offer are the principal’s.
If you have an after-school program to recommend, please know that these are the criteria:
- Does the program fit within the Palo Verde educational philosophy?
- Does the program offer something that is not abundantly available in the community?
- Does the program appeal to a significant segment of our school community?
- Do we have physical space for the program?
Other factors which influence how many and which programs will be offered on campus:
- The aim is to strike a balance of offerings.
- Programs that are focused solely on competition are not considered.
- Programs limited to one gender are generally not considered.
- Programs are required to carry insurance, pay facility-rental fees to the school, and sign contracts with Palo Verde with that information.
- New programs must offer the opportunity for scholarship or reduced fees for needy families.
If you have a program to recommend which meets the above criteria, please contact the Palo Verde office with as much information as possible.