School Year 2019-2020
FAQ’s about Florida Teacher Supply Assistance Program Money – “Lead Money”
NEW THIS SCHOOL YEAR, YOU WILL BE COMPLETEING THE CLASSROOM SUPPLY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM ELECTRONICALLY ON THE CLASSWALLET WEBSITE. CLASSWALLET WILL NOT RELEASE YOUR FUNDS UNTIL YOU COMPLETE THE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM.
1. Q: What items are allowable/unallowable?
A: Under state statute, only instructional supplies are allowable. Supplies are daily use items that would normally be expended or used up within a year, and have no inherent value for someone to steal.
Examples of Allowable: Paper, pens, pencils, highlighters, classroom books, art and crafts materials, charts, maps, globes, posters, flash cards, ink and toner for printers, math manipulatives, DVD/CD for students use, electric pencil sharpeners, protective smocks, inexpensive musical instruments, flash drives, clothing (hats and t-shirts) for students only with the school logo to be used for school activities, food items that are used in classroom instruction and indicated on teacher’s lesson plans..
Examples of Unallowable: Services, memberships, subscriptions, internet subscriptions, travel, conferences, planners for teachers (or any items for teachers), furniture, rugs, shelving, or compartments for storage. The item must be instructional that benefits the students. Absolutely no cameras, computers, tablets, printers, scanners, laser pointers or Amazon fire sticks or Alexa.
Ink & Toner for printers are allowed, but not printers.
2. Q: What happens if I purchase an unallowable item?
A: You will need to try and return the item, if the vendor allows. If not, you will have to pay the funds to the district either with a personal check or a payroll deduction. The item(s) you pay will become your personal property. If you are in doubt, please call the Finance Office at 219-1200, ext. 30415 or email Bridget Johnson at email@example.com.
3. Q: Can I take items home?
A: NO, all items must remain in the classroom.
4. Q: When will I receive my money and how much do I get?
A: A payment of approximately $269 will available in ClassWallet on or before September 20, 2019, once your signed agreement has been electronically signed on ClassWallet. NOTE: You MUST complete the electronic Classroom Supply Acknowledgement form prior to ClassWallet releasing the funds to you.
5. Q: What is the web address and where can I find my login information for ClassWallet?
A: The webpage is https://app.classwallet.com and your login information will be sent to your district email with a link for you to register/sign in.
Here are some helpful links.
- Teachers can purchase locally and submit for reimbursement: Here is the link about it https://classwallet.groovehq.com/knowledge_base/categories/reimbursements
- Here is the FAQ link for ClassWallet: www.classwallet.com/support
- Here is a list of vendors within the Market Place: https://classwallet.groovehq.com/knowledge_base/topics/vendors-in-marketplace
PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE FINANCE OFFICE WITH TECHNICAL ISSUES OR PROBLEMS WITH DELIVERIES. WE CANNOT HELP. CALL CLASSWALLET.
6. Q: When can I purchase my supplies?
A: July 1, 2019 to March 2, 2020.
7. Q: What happens to leftover funds?
A: Any leftover funds are returned to the SAC committee where the employee was employed at the time funds were received.
8. Q: When I buy items in a store and not ClassWallet, how do I get my money back?
A: You will upload your receipts using the mobile app or a scanner to your ClassWallet account. The Finance Department will then get a notification and will review your purchases for approval or rejection. If approved, your money will be deposited into your bank account within 4- 5 days. Here is the link on reimbursements and adding your bank account: https://kleo.force.com/classwallet/s/article/How-to-link-your-bank-account
9. Q: Do I need to keep receipts?
A: The statute states that teachers must keep receipts for 4 years. One of the main advantages of ClassWallet is your receipts are stored electronically with them.
10. Q: Can cheap tablets be purchased?
A: No, the statute prohibits of the purchase of any equipment.
11. Q: Can I purchase items from garage sales?
A: Unfortunately, this is not acceptable.
12. Q: What happens if I transfer schools?
A: The statute states the funds are intended for the classroom the teacher was assigned to on September 1st. If a teacher transfers to a new school, they will NOT be able to transfer funds, nor can they bring any supplies to their new classroom. The leftover funds will revert to the school’s SAC committee.
13. Q: My Principal asked me to buy certain things the school needs with my funds. Is this allowed?
14. Q: Am I eligible to receive the funds if I am on FMLA or on a board-approved leave?
A: If you are on FMLA leave, you are considered an active employee and therefore, eligible to receive the funds. The school site administrator will purchase supplies on your behalf for the substitute/interim teacher.
If you are on a board-approved leave, you are NOT eligible to receive the funds.