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The goal of this proposal is to enhance the School Store at Richard L. Sanders. Our goal is for students to develop effective money management skills that can be translated into real-world experiences. Additionally, our goal through maintaining this incentive is that it will motivate our students to exhibit appropriate behaviors that allow them to be more engaged in learning, and lead to increased academic success.

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ACH- Teaching Financial Literacy at The School Store

School:
Richard L Sanders 
Subject:
Special Needs Students 
Teacher:
Megan Parker 
Students Impacted:
80 
Grade:
K-12 
Date:
August 28, 2019

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Only $1,000.00 Needed

 

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Goal

The goal of this proposal is to enhance the School Store at Richard L. Sanders. Our goal is for students to develop effective money management skills that can be translated into real-world experiences. Additionally, our goal through maintaining this incentive is that it will motivate our students to exhibit appropriate behaviors that allow them to be more engaged in learning, and lead to increased academic success.  

 

What will be done with my students

Students at Richard L. Sanders are able to earn up to 100 points per day by adhering to the School-Wide Expectations: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Safe. Students are also able to earn “bonuses”, in which they will receive additional points for exhibiting exemplary student behavior, completing required testing, moving up in the school-wide level system, and/or various other instances, as determined by staff and the Positive Behavior Support committee.
The School Store contains various items suggested by students through a survey at the beginning of the school year. Items range in price from low-to-high, based on items that the students need (low-price) versus items that the students want (higher-priced). Students will maintain record of their balances, including the total number of points they earn each day. Additionally, students will be required to have their “account” properly “balanced” to access the store. Once per week, students go to the School Store and are able to assess if they would like to purchase items with their points, or if they would like to save their points for higher-priced items in the store. School staff assist and coach the students at the store, so that they can learn the skills to make informed and effective decisions with their “finances” (points).
 

 

Benefits to my students

Through the School Store processes, students will be able to learn important financial literacy skills that will allow them to make smart and confident financial decisions, as well as meet their financial goals. Through earning behavior points based on their work, and making decisions to spend or save their points, students will be able to develop effective money-management skills that can be utilized throughout their lives. It is our hope that with these skills, students will be able to make effective and informed decisions regarding their finances and achieve financial freedom as adults.
The School Store also serves as motivation for our students to meet their behavior goals as they strive to earn as many points as possible, in order to purchase the items that they need and want. When our students are meeting their behavioral goals, they are able to spend more time in the classroom receiving instruction, which also allows them to meet their academic goals.
 

 

Describe the Students

Students at Richard L. Sanders are K-12, and have all been identified as having severe emotional and behavioral issues. Many are cognitively low-functioning, have mental health diagnoses, and experience behavioral difficulties which impedes their learning. A large number of our students are economically disadvantaged, and live in single-parent homes. Additionally, many of our students are in foster care, live in group-homes, or in the care of non-parental guardians.  

 

Budget Narrative

The funds received will be utilized to purchase items that students have identified they want or need through a survey at the beginning of the school-year. To make the most of this opportunity, items will be purchased on sale, or through the use of other discount opportunities.  

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Sports equipment $300.00
2 Toys, games $300.00
3 Toiletries (colognes, perfumes, lotions, personal care items, etc.) $75.00
4 Art supplies, craft items $50.00
5 Headphones/speakers $200.00
6 Clothing, jewelry, accessories $75.00
  Total: $1,000.00

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Only $1,000.00 Needed

 

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