FAQs for BASEC Parents
How has the pandemic affected BASEC programming?
- Daily self-reported health checks for families and staff
- Strict exclusion policy that closely aligns with that of the state of Massachusetts
- Frequent COVID-19 trainings for staff and families
- Schedules based on school day cohorts
- Smaller overall enrollment limits
- Enforce social distancing and mask wearing
- Eliminate formal snack times
- Extensive daily cleaning procedures
Does BASEC anticipate 21-22 programming to look different?
We are hopeful that the conditions of the pandemic will continue to improve as we move closer to the fall. However, we are unable to predict the exact state of restrictions based on current safety recommendations outlined by the CDC, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and local Departments of Health. We look to these entities to guide us in our COVID-19 policies, and continue to modify our policies as the pandemic evolves.
It is likely that after school programming will remain modified as we enter in to the 21-22 school year. We plan to keep our families updated along the way, and anticipate having a clearer idea on programming plans as the school year approaches.
Some of our policies and programming may be temporarily effected due to the pandemic.
What advantages does BASEC offer my child?
- Community service + internships
- Social skills: confidence, mindfulness, independence, acceptance
- Conflict resolution
- Diverse activities
- Homework help and organization skills
- Flexible schedule
- Multi-age activities with mentoring of youngest students
- Developing 21st century skills: communication, problem solving, collaboration, team work, social awareness, mindfulness
- Bridge between school and home
Will the Collaborative ever seek a consolidated location with more than one school at one site?
This connection opens the door for after school programs to provide enrichment opportunities that do not necessarily fit into the school curriculum.
Is the Collaborative seeking to expand to additional schools?
For continued conversation on this topic, please contact Andrew Mountford (firstname.lastname@example.org)
FAQs About the BASEC Board
Can I join the board?
I want to participate in the BASEC community, but I am not sure whether the BASEC Board is the right fit for me?
The Board of Directors consists of the volunteer parents/ guardians of the children in the program, community members, and ex-officio members. Each participating Program Site shall have a minimum of one parent representative on said Board.
What is the role and responsibility of the BASEC Board of Directors?
- Approving long-term goals for the organization
- Monitoring short term goals for the organization
- Reviewing and approving the budget
- Approving capital purchases and major repairs
- Making decisions about and accepting responsibility for any renovations, leasing and expansion to physical sites for programs
- Adopting financial and administrative policies for fees, billing, credit and collections
- Allocating line items for salaries in budget
- Making recommendations for program and staff development
- Conducting the performance evaluation of the executive director
- Reviewing policies and benefits packages regarding health, dental, flexible spending accounts, life, short and long term disability insurance for employees, as well as liability insurance for BASEC and program staff
- Overseeing compliance with relevant state and federal laws
- Developing policies for BASEC
When are officers and board members elected?
FAQs for BASEC Staff
How can I apply for a job at BASEC?
Can Belmont/Maynard teachers work at BASEC?
Are there any job openings for High School Students?
Volunteering with BASEC receives community service credit, and also opens the door to become a paid employee of BASEC starting as a sophomore.
This is a great opportunity for any students looking to build a résumé or starting to think about their college applications, or just students looking for a fun extra-curricular activity.
Any students interested should contact Annie Gladfelter (email@example.com).
Do you offer health insurance or any other benefits to BASEC team members?
- Membership in our health insurance group with BASEC contribution of 75%;
- Membership in our dental insurance group with BASEC contribution of 50%;
- $50,000 Term Life Insurance, with the option of Employee-funded supplemental coverage at our group rate;
- Long Term Disability Insurance
- Optional pre-tax Flexible Spending Account
When a new program joins BASEC, what happens to existing staff at that program?
A larger program can employ staff people with specialized backgrounds. Collaboration also provides staff with some upward mobility within the organization, leading to longer retention for high-quality staff.
FAQs by Location
FAQs About Vacation Programs
When are the vacation programs offered?
Can students from the Butler, Winn Brook, and Wellington Schools join the fun?
Have additional questions not answered here? Contact us.