Typically, School-Force’s primary fundraising window is from November to the end of June, although we do focus on parent education and our Save-the-Music Festival earlier in the school year. Funds raised from July 1 through June 30th support programs for the next school year. School-Force follows this schedule as established by the Fundraising Task Force, which is made up of representatives from all schools and PTA’s, including principals, district leaders and School-Force.
School-Force’s Board is responsible for making decisions about how funds are allocated to the District. The School-Force Board may consider many factors when deciding how to allocate funds including, but not limited to, prior year programs funded, donor feedback, PTA recommendations, teacher/staff input, District recommendations, School Board comments, changes in the school district budgets for revenue or expenses or urgent needs. As per IRS tax rules, once the funds are donated to the District, the School Board then decides the day-to-day allocation of funds, working with District leadership. We have been using this process for many years with good success. If you have more detailed questions about School-Force’s funding policy, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.