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Co-Curricular Funding for Schools
What You Need To Know for the 2016-2017 School Year

Student Engagement has changed to the department of Extended Learning/ALC. We will continue to use the same process created by the Office of School, Family, and Community Engagement for the 2016-2017 school year. This change was made to ensure that we have a fair process for assigning and requesting co-curricular funds.

Schools will be given an amount that corresponds with their school enrollment as of October 1, 2016.

Keep it mind that the funding amount schools receive each year is based on the number of students in ALL of Minneapolis Public Schools. The co-curricular budget remains the same each year, but funds are allocated based on the number of K-5, 6-8, or 9-12 students at each site.

How it Works
  1. Schools are guaranteed funding. However, sites will be held accountable to show how the funds were utilized. Failing to complete process could affect funding for 2017-2018 school year.
  2. Funding request forms MUST be completed for each activity using co-curricular funding
  3. Funding will need to be approved by building administration
  4. Schools can decide which staff are responsible for filling out funding request forms.
  5. Funding request form can be located on Student Engagement webpage under co-curricular funding or by clicking this link: https://osfce.wufoo.com/forms/mwqrpib15ii4nj/
Guidelines for Co-Curricular Funding Use

BEST PRACTICES

  • Co-curricular definition: school sponsored and directed activities, programs and learning experiences that enhance what students are learning in school
  • Co-curricular funding are public funds
    • They are to be spent in accordance with any MPS funding policies
  • The safest way to utilize co-curricular is during out-of-school time programming/activities (PLEASE consult with programs already occurring at your site: Community Education, Beacons, ALC etc.)
    • Clubs (student government, History Day, math competition, chess, yearbook, robotics (CTE and STEM programs), social clubs, etc.)
    • Materials/supplies that support co-curricular activities
    • Compensation for staff time advising outside regular school day hours: **staff must be paid in accordance with union/MPS HR policies** 

NOT ACCEPTED ACTIVITIES

  • Activities with NO school oversight
  • Parent organized clubs/activities (PTA, PTO, etc.)
  • Community Partner facilitated activities