Co-Curricular Funding for Schools
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Co-Curricular Funding for Schools

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

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