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The SPARTA FUND is here to help!
The Sparta Fund serves to fill in the gaps when state funding cuts mean less money for technology, books, and equipment in our classrooms or events that further the education of our students. The mission of the Sparta Fund is to advance the mission and purposes of the National PTA, the Texas PTA, and the Stratford High School PTSA; and to enhance excellence in the education, health and welfare of the students of Stratford High School.
Prior to submitting an application, please speak with the department head, and Mr. Barnes' office/Susan Boessling, to be certain there aren’t district/building funds available to cover your request. Clubs and organizations with boosters should make an effort to fundraise for big ticket items in advance of application. Please include those efforts in your application notes. The Sparta Fund committee will review all applications to ensure that our limited PTSA dollars make as big an impact as possible.
WHAT IS FUNDED?
Funding requests are evaluated based upon the cost and contribution to Stratford PTSA’s mission to enhance excellence in the education, health and welfare for the students of Stratford High School.
Sparta Fund applications must request funding for items that are appropriate for purchase by the PTSA. This generally includes instructional and education materials, technology and equipment, campus beautification supplies and materials, and support for SHS organizations.
Examples of items the Sparta Fund has previously approved include:
- lab equipment
- classroom book sets
- conference registration fees
- travel expenses
- video equipment
- door mats
- competition expenses
- exercise equipment
SF cannot fund classrooms of furniture or items that would be covered by SBISD.
Please note that the PTSA cannot fund the following: Taxes of any kind, teacher payroll, association fees for other organizations, or expenses associated with renting a school building.
Who can apply:
The Sparta Fund encourages applications from any segment of the SHS community. All applications are submitted electronically. Only applications made by a PTSA member (teacher, club leader, administrator, staff member, student, parent), in good standing, will be considered.
When to apply:
Applications submitted by each deadline will be reviewed and considered by the committee.. Decisions for timely submitted applications will be made during the meetings scheduled on the following dates:
Committee Meeting Dates
Tue. October 24, 2023
Mon. October 16, 2023
Thu. January 25, 2024
Tue. January 16, 2024
Fri. March 21, 2024
Fri. March 8, 2024
PLEASE NOTE: Emergency requests may be considered outside of the following meeting dates. In the event you have a request which requires funding prior to the date of the next scheduled Sparta Fund Committee meeting, please complete the online submission process and then send an email to the Committee Chair, Kelly Williams, email@example.com and inform her of the urgency of the request.
How to apply:
All applications for Sparta Fund support must be submitted electronically and include the requested supporting documentation. Click this link to get started.
Chair: Kelly Williams
Alyssa Davidson, SHS Faculty
Eugenia Blanco, SHS Student Representative
Dominique Harvey, SHS PTSA President