- Core Knowledge Charter
- Get Involved
Governing Council is the decision-making body responsible for the day-to-day operations of CKCS in accordance with the Verona Area School District (VASD) Core Knowledge® Charter.
Functions of Governing Council include, but are not limited to:
- Goals and future of CKCS
- Budget allocations
- Capital expenditures
- CKCS policies and procedures
- Direct committee responsibilities
Parent participation is welcomed and needed! Parents are able and encouraged to serve on school committees making recommendations to Governing Council without being a member of the Council. If interested in learning more about committee opportunities please visit VACKCS.com.
Governing Council consists of two non-voting community representatives, and eight voting council members. Voting members are:
- Five members will be parents of children in school
- CKCS Director
- CKCS teacher representative
- Badger Ridge Middle School representative
For additional information about Governing Council please visit VACKCS.com.
PASS, or Parents Advocating Student Success, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit organization that is autonomous from the Verona Area School District (VASD).
The primary role of PASS is to hold Verona Area Core Knowledge Charter School's charter contract with VASD, and to assure contract compliance. Other duties of PASS include seeking funding opportunities for the CKCS Endowment Fund held through Madison Community Foundation and distributing the funds accordingly.
The PASS Board of Directors consists of five volunteer parent members who are elected for 1-year terms in an election held by the Parent Round Table (PRT) each spring. Of the five PASS members, two are the Governing Council (GC) President and Treasurer. In addition to the Board of Directors parent volunteers serve as PASS Officers heading committee activities.
PASS holds quarterly meetings. Please contact PASS at CKCS.firstname.lastname@example.org for meeting information.
The CKCS Parent Round Table (PRT) is a support organization for the parents, students and staff.What are the Functions of PRT?
The PRT provides a forum for communication among CKCS parents/guardians helping to build community among students, families and staff.
The PRT is involved with many redeemable incentives programs, such as Box Tops, Milk Moola and Coca-Cola Give. Last year, through the support of many families at CKCS, we tripled the program monies and are looking to continue to grow this year.
The PRT raises money through different fundraising activities which support the purchasing of new technology for the classrooms, curriculum needs and classroom needs.
The PRT sponsors different school activities throughout the year such as Movie Nights, Sock Hops, Education Fair, International Night, Back-to-School Night and many, many more events.
The PRT coordinates volunteers for in classroom assistance, classroom parties and various needs for the activities we put on throughout the school year.
The PRT provides funding to supplement grade level/teacher requests for additional curriculum aids and tools not provided for in the school budget.
The PRT funds the cultural arts program for the K-8 students. Activities such as Hampstead Theater, Auschwitz Survivor, character actor and Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra (WYSO) string trio or quartet.
We Need You!
If you are interested in providing additional educational resources and learning experiences for students at CKCS, please consider a donation to PRT.
Donations to PRT are tax-deductible and help PRT fund important initiatives that enrich CKCS programs. Download our Support Us! Form and mail or deliver your tax-deductible donation to the following address:
Verona Area Core Knowledge Charter School
Parent Round Table
740 N. Main Street
Verona, WI 53593
Please make checks payable to CKCS PRT.
Can't make a cash donation? PRT is always looking for talented volunteers to assist with various school functions. For more details, visit our Volunteering page or contact us at email@example.com.
Go to our SignUpGenius website to volunteer for the many events that PRT supports each year! Click the banner below to sign up!
Contact PRT at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering or becoming an event coordinator.