Over the past few years, the PTA has realigned funding for grants with the overall values of the Marshall PTA and the Minnesota PTA. Below are the guidelines for requesting funds from the Marshall PTA. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the PTA at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow 48 hours for a response.
1. The Marshall PTA believes that all funds requested must align with the mission and purpose set forth by the Minnesota PTA. All grants must align with either the mission or purpose of the PTA.
The Mission of the PTA
- To support and speak on behalf of children and youth in the schools, in the community and before governmental bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children.
- To assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children.
- To encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools of this nation.
The Purpose of the PTA
- To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community, and place of worship.
- To raise the standards of home life.
- To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.
- To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.
- To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education.
2. For specific fund availability, please check the budget page to know how much money was allocated, spent, and remains in your grade level or group funds.
3. Funds must be used for educational materials or opportunities, and must align with the mission and purpose of the PTA as listed above. The Members of the Marshall Area PTA will review each request individually, share questions or concerns to the requestor, and vote whether or not to grant the request.
4. If the Marshall PTA Board does not feel the grant is appropriate, the Board members reserve the right to send the grant back to the requestor, deny the request, or only partially fund the grant.
5. Grant descriptions must be detailed. If the description is not completed, the Marshall PTA Board reserves the right to deny the request or table it until the requestor completes the form correctly.
6. Each building of Marshall Public Schools must have a representative present at each meeting. If grants are brought forth without a building representative, grants will be table to the next month's meeting.
7. Funds are not automatically granted. Do not assume that the Marshall PTA will approve field trip and other grant requests. Requests for gift cards, certificates, and reimbursements for items already purchased will not be granted funds.
8. All grants must include an itemized price sheet, or quote, so the PTA can offer suggestions or make requests that you "shop around" for a better price. This will only benefit the grant receiver as it will keep more funds available to your group for a future purchase.
9. All forms must be signed by a member of your grade level Site Leadership Team, as well as the building principal. Anyone signing a grant is considered to endorse the request.
10. The PTA requests acknowledgement in newsletters, on websites, and/or a letter of thanks to the local newspaper. If a flier is used to inform others about the event, please acknowledge the PTA as a funder of the event.
11. Once grants are approved/denied, forms will be scanned and sent to building representatives, a representative in the District Office, building administrative assistants, and principals. It is the responsibility of the building representative to communicate decisions of grant requests to the requestor.
12. Grants will only be accepted at the monthly (2nd Tuesday of each month) Marshall PTA meetings. Approval probability increases if the requestor accompanies the building representative to the meeting. Emailed grant requests will not be considered for approval.