Allotments are monies set aside to help offset educational expenditures parents incur throughout their child's educational experience. Equipment valued at and over $300.00 must be pre-approved by your advisor.
Some things you can use your allotment for:
Like most questions at MCS, it depends! Keep in mind that your student’s allotment is comprised of state and district funds set aside to help support your child’s learning. Some of these items are "consumable" and remain yours to keep, and some them are district assets that can be reused by another student. For example:
Consumables: workbooks, pencils, science project kits, etc.
District Assets: computers, textbooks, musical instruments, bicycle, etc.
Returning district assets when you are finished using them allows us to keep providing supplies for students in need. That said, many families will keep their supplies throughout their multi-year enrollment at MCS. Most of our students keep their school computers for at least 3-4 years and eventually buy them out for a depreciated price.
You can find more about this policy by exploring this Allotment Support page or speaking with your advisor.
For parents and/or students interested in purchasing eligible items, musical instruments depreciate at a rate of 10% every 12 months beginning with the date of issue. Speak with your advisor if you have questions about the musical instrument depreciation schedule.
The reimbursement process is the most common form of accessing allotment funds. This is where you buy products or services and then request reimbursement for those expenses.
There are some guidelines and rules regarding how this is done. Only one reimbursement can be submitted per week, and each reimbursement must exceed $100.
Please see below for complete guidelines.
For technical support contact:
Miguel Velez-Moreno at email@example.com
Linda Stotler at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tammy Leslie at email@example.com
Materials needed to help learn throughout the year.
- Textbooks & Workbooks
- School Supplies
- Computers, iPads, etc.
Tutoring or instruction from community partners (vendors).
- Academic Tutoring
- Physical Education
- Extended learning
Educational learning activities that extend student learning.
- Museums & Cultural Centers
- Field Trips
1. Make sure your expense is related to your student’s ILP.
If in doubt, contact your advisor first.
2. Make sure your receipt is complete.
For instruction, you may use the Instructional Receipt.
3. Take a photo or scan of the receipt.
You may use your phone.
4. Log in to the Parent Portal to submit.
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Non-Consumable Equipment & Items over $300.00
Proficiency & Assessment Requirements
Approved Instructional Partner (Vendor) Services
Prepaid Services & Memberships
Reimbursing for Materials and Services
Rollover Allotment Monies
Withdrawal from MSC
Buyout option from another homeschool program
To satisfy parts of your ILP, you may use non-vetted MSC Vendors. However, MSC cannot reimburse for vendors who have not gone through the vetting process. We work with vendors all the time to help them become vetted so that you can use allotment dollars to pay for their services. If your vendor needs to start this process, please have them contact visit the Instructional Partners page and contact Gena Chastain.
Yes. These are required expenses in some cases in order to purchase items, so you are eligible to claim them for reimbursement.