Teachers, families, and students get new funding from PTSA
Posted on March 1st, 2017

At the February 28 General Meeting, the PTSA community met to vote on several financial measures that impact the rest of the school year. PTSA members approved these items:
Increases to existing budgets or committees:
  • $10,000 for teacher grants to cover field trips and specialist needs such as new library books
  • $1,500 to the Science Fair budget to cover student materials, educational vendors and demos
  • $1,000 for PTSA diversity groups - $500 each for the Indian and Latino parent groups
  • $800 to add to Ardmore’s Family Connections Center discretionary budget
  • $500 added for the Family Fun Nights budget
New investments:
  • $5,000 to support teachers’ needs for classroom supplies and instructional materials
  • $4,000 to the Family Connections Center for critical help to Ardmore families in need
  • $4,000 to subsidize the cost of yearbooks for students
How are all of these investments possible? Over a series of several years, members of the PTSA have built up a modest surplus of budget through tireless fundraising efforts, especially the annual Ardmore Olympics event.  Paired with very careful spending, the board now finds itself with enough funds to make some incremental investments this year.

Thank you to all of the amazing parents, teachers, and students who worked to take Ardmore’s PTSA funds from nearly $0 a few years ago to a surplus today! Your work makes it possible for Ardmore to invest in our kids and teachers in a way that's above and beyond.

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