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Co-Curricular Funding for Schools
document FY18 Budgeting Form   --  Once complete please relabel with school name and email to Student Engagement.
What You Need To Know for the 2017-2018 School Year

Schools will be given an amount that corresponds with their school e-tagged 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

(NEW!) REQUIRED: School finance staff are required to fill out the Fy18 Co-curricular Contact and Admin Approval Form. This will ensure that the appropriate person/people will be able to support the use of these funds at each site. If there are issues with this, please contact me directly.

1.       Complete the FY18 Budgeting Form (located at TOP of page). Form should then be approved by building administration via FY18 Co-curricular Contact and Admin Approval Form.

2.       Funding request form MUST be completed for the entire budget. Be as specific as possible. If you need to make changes please email me and I will make corrections on your form. (Example: Not enough students to run Latino Club so funds will be used to pay an advisor for a different club)

3.      Schools complete Reporting to confirm how funds were utilized. This form should be completed AFTER the activity begins (student rosters are required), OR after the expense has been processed (supplies, transportation, admission fees etc.) Failing to complete the FY18 Co-curricular Expense Report could affect funding for 2018-2019 school year. 

 

Guidelines for Co-Curricular Funding Use

BEST PRACTICES

-          Co-curricular definition: school sponsored and directed activities, programs, and learning experiences designed to provide opportunities for students to participate on an individual or group basis in school and public events for the improvement of skills (Policy 5560 A)

-          Co-curricular funding are public funds

o   They are to be spent in accordance with any MPS spending policies (Expenditure Policies)

-          The safest way to utilize co-curricular is during out-of-school time programming/activities. Staff cannot be paid with co-curricular monies for activities that take place during paid parts of their duty day or when they are working and being paid through another funding source (ALC, Community Ed, Beacons etc.).

§  PLEASE consult and collaborate with programs already occurring at your site: Community Education, Beacons, ALC etc.: http://youth.mpls.k12.mn.us/asap_2

o   Clubs (student government, History Day, math competition, chess, yearbook, robotics (CTE and STEM programs), extra-curricular activities, etc.)

o   Materials/supplies that support co-curricular activities

o   Compensation for staff time advising outside regular school day hours or unpaid time during the day: **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