23 February 2017
Fluvanna public schools volunteers effect change in some surprising ways.
It is a given they help students and teachers. But do they affect the budget?
Lissa Gooch is a retired Fluvanna teacher and the volunteer coordinator for the schools.
“We have 124 volunteers working in our schools (that’s a total of all four schools) who come in on a regular basis,” Gooch said.
During the six months from August to January, volunteers worked 2,450 hours, Gooch said.The most recent calculation for what an hour of volunteer time is worth is $23.56, according to the Independent Sector. Multiplying that number by the 2,450 hours worked in the first half of this school year shows volunteers added $57,722 worth of value to the Fluvanna public schools.
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