River Falls Class is a community of students, teachers and guest instructors, and parents, who share the responsibilities of running the classroom. Monthly expenses (eg. materials, teacher’s wages, and field trips or activities) are divided evenly among the participating families. The current cost range is from $200 to $325 per month. As a community, we also provide mutual support in other ways: for example, we help each other with transportation to and from school. Any special expenditures that increase the monthly cost above the average are discussed with families and decided upon through consensus.