Cycle 1 - Request due November 6, 2017 (decision made at PTO meeting November 14, 2017)Cycle 2 - Request due March 5, 2018 (decision made at PTO meeting March 13, 2018)
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, by June 30. 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
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, experiencesPrograms that benefit an entire group of students (all fifth graders, all English Language Learners, all Whitson students, etc.)Requests from grade-level teamsPurchases 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 fundsMealsSubstitute teacher costsAnything outside the K-8 spectrumAnything that does not enrich the education of K-8 students
EMERGENCY GRANTSWe 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 APPROVALPrincipal 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.
QUESTIONSQuestions may be directed to: Your principalYour PTO Teacher Co-ChairThe PTO board (WSVPTO@gmail.com)The PTO Treasurer (WSVK8PTOTreasurer@gmail.com)