As a tuition-free public charter school, Franklin relies on our parents and guardians to play an active role in our school community. One of the design principles of our school is the Outward Bound motto that we are all Crew, not passengers. We all have a role in supporting student growth and the life and success of our school. Franklin is a growing new school and there will be times that we may need to apply for loans, or various Grants offered to Charter Schools. Those who will be looking over our applications will want to see that our community is invested in our school, and the best way to prove everyone’s commitment is to show the number of hours donated by our families per month. If you have forgotten to log your hours, do so now. Also, if you donate goods there is a page to log $ spent for hours!
School volunteers serve a crucial role at Franklin, partnering with our faculty to provide a range of services and skills on behalf of our students. The background check policy follows a common sense approach, requiring checks for individuals with more extensive and unsupervised contact with students, and not for those volunteers who have only occasional, supervised student contact.
Level I Volunteers do not volunteer more than one time per week and have no unsupervised contact with students, and do not handle school funds. Activities may include assisting with fundraising or community events,serving on panels for Passage Portfolios, serving as a field trip chaperone, assisting in the classroom on an occasional basis, or serving as a proctor for testing. These volunteers do not need a criminal background check.
At Level II, volunteers work more than one time per week, have unsupervised contact with students, drive students to/from field work and/or have access to school funds. These individuals must have a clear background check. Please click HERE to submit a background check.
Log your volunteer hours here!
Every family at Franklin agrees to 4 hours of volunteer service per household every month. There are many ways to be involved, from helping to make school lunches, driving for field work, or serving as a member of our volunteer Board of Directors.
We are currently developing a structure to better support parent involvement at Franklin, through volunteer Crews. The following Crews are in formation. Complete this short survey to let us know which Crew you would like to join!
- Gardening & Grounds Crew
- Marketing & Outreach Crew
- Fundraising Crew
- Teacher Support Crew
- Community Events Crew
To learn more or offer your volunteer support, contact Andi Morrell.
We are always in need of the below items. You can purchase these items and bring or have them shipped to the main office. Our address is 21 Innovation Drive, Asheville, NC, 28806. Remember: purchasing wish list items counts as volunteer hours.
- Fresh Fruit, veggies, lunch meats, cheese and individually bagged chips for school lunches
- Index cards (different sizes/lined and unlined welcome)
- Hand sanitizer
- Anything chocolate for the teachers and staff 🙂
- Pencils, Colored Pencils and Markers
- Sanitizing wipes (Clorox or 7th Generation)
- Used clothes, such as sweat pants, shirts and flip flops for students
- Card-stock (all colors)
- Any size Post-it notes
- KLEENEX boxes
- Was chocolate mentioned?? 😉