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COINS FOR CLASSROOMS WILL BEGIN OCTOBER 1ST!!!
The Coins for Classrooms program was created to meet smaller needs for
instruction and give staff (who work directly with students) a funding
stream that is accessible throughout the school year. The goal of the
program is to help staff avoid spending their own money on additional
supplies needed that may not be covered by their approved budgets. In
addition, the Foundation wants to connect our community with the needs
of our educators and give them an easy, convenient and doable way to
support of staff and students.
: The Coins for Classrooms program will be funded 100% through crowd source funding using the Go Fund Me no profit portal.
Any BISD staff member who works directly with students in the
classroom. Applicants are allowed 2 approved fundraisers a year through
Applications will be accepted between October 1 - March 1 of each school year.
Must be a BISD employee who works hands on with students in the classroom.Fundraiser
request must be no greater than $500 and must include specific
purchasing information: vendor (BISD approved), number of items, price
per item, shipping details.Must include the following
information (as request in application): campus, grade level, content
area or program title, number of students served.Brief
description of the fundraiser request (as requested in application):
What is the project, item, etc. being requested? What instructional or
enrichment need does it serve?Fundraiser request must be approved by campus principal (as requested in application).
Once complete application has been received by the Foundation, the Foundation will:
Ensure that request meets Coins for Classroom requirements.Ensure request is not already funded by BISD.Ensure, if request is technology related, that request can be supported by BISD technology.Ensure, if request is facilities related, that request can be supported by BISD maintenance.
Ensure request aligns with BISD District Improvement Plan and Strategic Plan
application and request have been approved, requester will be notified
(may take up to 30 days for approval depending on applications
submitted).Fundraiser will be posted on BISD Education
Foundation, Go Fund Me Site and requester will be provided a link to
share via email, social media or handouts. (There will be no more than
10 fundraisers posted at a time. This may delay when a fundraiser is
posted.)Once fundraiser is posted, fundraiser will be active
for up to 45 days or when it is fully funded (whichever comes first), at
which time the fundraiser will be removed for the addition of a new
Coins for Classroom CASHED IN
a Coins for Classrooms fundraiser is funded or 30 day period is up,
BISD employee will be able to access their funds to purchase what was
Once funds are available, requester will be notified and will be given an account number to make the purchase through. Requester
will need to provide secretary (employee in charge of purchasing at
that campus) with account number and purchasing information to create
Requisition will flow through the Foundation and Businesses Services for approval. Employee will have 60 days to complete purchase.
employee will be given a list of those who donated to their cause (who
are not listed as anonymous) and is asked to send Thank You cards to
Please take note!
What happens if my fundraiser is not fully funded?
The requester will have to designate where the money will go, in the application process.
the event that your fundraiser is not fully funded, please choose the
appropriate option below for the disbursement of funds raised:
requested need can still be partially fulfilled with partial funding.
Example: I can purchase 5 calculators instead of 10.
requested need must be fully funded to complete. If not fully funded,
please donate the money to my campus for child welfare. *If this option
is chosen, it will be stated on the fundraiser site for potential donors
Organizations that support BISD
students, but have their own 501 (c)(3) are not eligible for funding. If
a club or group does not have their own 501 (c)(3), but we can
reasonably deduce that they receive a majority of funding from outside
sources, we reserve the right to reject their request.
request, such as outings for social purposes or clothing purchases, that
are not tied to an instructional or enrichment need, will not be
supported with this program.
Requests the fail the following review processes will not be funded:
a. funded with BISD budget money
b. not supported by BISD technology
c. not supported by BISD facilities
d. not aligned with BISD curriculum
e. not aligned with BISD strategic plan or district improvement plan.
*The Education Foundation will provide a written explanation in the event that a request is denied.
Supporting Documentation for Application (if applicable):
Technology Purchase Request
- This is the link to Eduphoria: formspace https://eduphoria.brazosportisd.net/forms/
Administrative Approval Form
- Click the link. You may be required to sign into Eduphoria.
- After logging in, you will be directed to the Eduphoria: formspace page.
on the Submit New Form link on the bottom, left side of the page.
This will start a form wizard to guide you to the correct form.
- Select the Technology Category link.
- Select Technology Request Form
- Select the appropriate campus. This should open the Technology Request Form for you to complete and submit.
- When filling out the form, please enter Coins for Classroom in lieu of a budget account code.
How to submit Administrative Approval:
Print Administrative Approval Form (link directly above)Have Principal review your Coins for Classrooms request, and sign the form (if they approve)Scan & Save Administrative Approval Form to your Google DriveOpen Saved Administrative Approval form in your Google DriveSelect Share and copy link provided
Paste Administrative Approval Form Google Drive link to Coins for Classrooms application in appropriate box.
Click below to access application