WSV PTO 2016-17 Grant Application

WSV PTO offers three grant cycles throughout the year. Requests must be submitted electronically before midnight two weeks prior to the PTO meeting where the requests will be considered. PTO membership has budgeted $3,000 for each cycle:

Cycle 1 - Request due October 25, 2016 (decision made at PTO meeting November 8, 2016)
Cycle 2 - Request due December 27, 2016 (decision made at PTO meeting January 10, 2017)
Cycle 3 - Request due February 28, 2017 (decision made at PTO meeting March 14, 2017)

Please note: Grant applications should be received and approved prior to expenses being made for the request/project/program. Funds will be distributed only after approval of the grant. Our expectation is that grants funded in one school year will be expended in that same school year. If grant funds will not be spent until the following school year, this must be clearly stated in the application.

PTO would like to be billed for the items/service. If payment needs to be made before the items/service can be provided, the PTO must be invoiced. Please use the PTO check request form and/or PTO reimbursement form. Contact the PTO Treasurer for guidance at WSVK8PTOTreasurer@gmail.com

GRANT GUIDELINES:

WHO CAN APPLY?
Teachers and staff from Whitson Elementary, Wallace & Priscilla Stevenson Intermediate, and Henkle Middle, plus parents and community members.

PTO TYPICALLY FUNDS:
Programs/projects for the educational enrichment of students
Enjoyable “extras” beyond basic education: art, music, technology, experiences
Programs that benefit an entire group of students (all fifth graders, all English Language Learners, all Whitson students, etc.)
Requests from grade-level teams
Purchases of equipment, books, and materials for single classes (or more), particularly if the items are durable and will benefit students for more than one year.
One-time events or field trips for single classes are considered, but are low priority, and should include a significant contribution toward the trip or event funding by another source.

PTO DOES NOT FUND:
Items/programs that should be paid for by district/building funds
Meals
Anything outside the K-8 spectrum

EMERGENCY GRANTS
We do not have funding available for emergency grants. Applications submitted after the above Grant Cycle due dates will be considered during the next grant cycle.

PRINCIPAL APPROVAL
Principal approval is required for all grant requests. Please discuss your request with the Principal prior to applying, and CC your application to the principal when submitting to the PTO.

QUESTIONS
Questions may be directed to:
Your principal
Your PTO Teacher Co-Chair
The PTO board (WSVPTO@gmail.com)
The PTO Treasurer (WSVK8PTOTreasurer@gmail.com)

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