The amazing Morgan has agreed to stay on for another year! We have all agreed to meet to review our house mentor contract and see if any changes are needed. The contract is an agreement between our mentor and the parents of the three residents. It sets our our overall goals for the house, the role of the mentor and outlines our responsibilities for providing compensation and support. As parents, we also have a contract with each other.
Our “Parent-partnership agreement” sets out our responsibilities and commitments to:
- find, hire and support the house mentor
- meet regularly to discuss how things are going in the house
- share expenses (hydro, gas, cable, internet) and administrative duties
- develop plans to accommodate House Mentor absences.
We have also outlined a process, as yet untested, to follow should any of the residents wish to move out.
At monthly (usually) meetings, we talk about house dynamics, house repair issues, and keep each other informed about the many activities of our daughters. Dropbox has proven to be a fairly effective “filing system” to keep a record of bills and meeting minutes. Every month we have a flurry of electronic bank transfers to pay common bills according to often complex formulas because different parents pay different bills.