FAQ for Teachers and Staff

The PTO seeks to support special projects and needs such as supplies or equipment that will directly benefit the Lawrence student body.  Please review the information below to determine the best way to get support for your project. If you have any questions, please reach out to president@lawrenceschoolbrookline.org or treasurer@lawrenceschoolbrookline.org

Funding for Teachers and Staff

How do I get additional funding?

If you have a special project that you would like carry out to enhance the educational experience at Lawrence, you may apply for a grant.

Please review the info and application here.


How do I get reimbursed?

For all reimbursements (for already-approved grants, classroom allocations, event expenses), please submit your request using the online PTO reimbursement form.

If you prefer paper, you may also download and print the PTO Reimbursement Form (copies are available in the PTO Mailbox). Fill it out completely, attach receipts (which must show payment and shipping confirmation), and drop it in the PTO Mailbox in the front office.

How long does it take to get reimbursed?

Reimbursements received by the 3rd Thursday of the month will be paid by the first Monday of the following month.

How much classroom allocation funding do I get every year?

If you’re a teacher or staff, you may use your classroom allocation budget for supplies and equipment that benefit your students.

Funding for teachers and staff are allocated based on FTE amount. Currently, 0.8 to 1.0 is allocated $300.  0.4 to 0.7 is allocated $150. <0.4 is allocated $75. (Note that new full time classroom teachers receive $600 in their first year).  Each vice principal is allocated $500. The ETF and Nurse’s office each receive $100.

The PTO Treasurer will periodically share the budget balance with teachers and staff.

How much field trip funding do I get every year?

$350 is allocated per classroom and may be used for things like bus expenses. (Note that Farm School has an additional separate budget)

Contact the PTO Treasurer at treasurer@lawrenceschoolbrookline.org for your exact amount.

What can I get PTO funding for?

The PTO has established funds for field trips, enrichment activities and classroom supplies/equipment (a.k.a. classroom allocations) that will support students and the learning experience. There is also a grants fund for supporting special initiatives.

What happens if I don’t use all my allocated funds?

Unused allocations are not roll d over to the following year.