The Facts/Program Guidelines:
Who’s eligible? – All certified elementary teachers on contract in the Alpine School District, including: special education, art, P.E., music, interns, etc.
Can we combine applications? – Yes, while teachers can definitely apply individually, some teams may choose to apply together and combine funds for larger purchases that will be shared throughout the team. However, each teacher can only apply once, so if you are applying as a team, that will be your only opportunity this year to apply.
When and how do I apply? – Go to this link – and complete the application by January 31, 2020. In addition to basic info you can readily provide, you’ll need to describe what it is you plan to purchase and how much you are requesting to make the purchase, up to $250.
Are there things I can’t do with this money? – Well, of course. Please don’t do anything illegal, but also, the donor has limited these grants so the following are examples of things that are NOT eligible: consumables (dry erase markers, paper etc.), travel, training, t-shirts, treats, incentives, and field trips.
But don’t worry, there are still LOTS of things you CAN do with it!
Books, math manipulative, flexible seating, headphones, science equipment, playground equipment, sensory materials, musical instruments, art supplies, flash cards, speakers, etc. etc. etc.
What about technology purchases? – Hardware and software are eligible only IF the specific technology is approved and can be supported by the technology office.
What happens when I get approved? – When your request is approved, you’ll be notified by email and the Foundation team will transfer the approved amount into your classroom account (or the classroom account for the CTL in the case of team applications). You can then use your school’s purchase card to
acquire the items approved for purchase.
The deadline to make the purchases is February 14, 2020.