If you are a principal or school administrator and would like your AdoptAClassroom.org school page to be public-facing, you’ll need an approval letter that clearly states that you have authorization to publicly fundraise on behalf of your school before we can publish your page on our site.

Why is an approval letter needed for public-facing pages?
The school-wide nature of these projects, and the fact that they frequently include technology or other long-term assets inside a school, means that district and/or senior executive-level approval will be required for many of the items purchased as the result of these fundraising efforts. Also, many districts have policies regarding who is permitted to fundraise on behalf of a school. Our goal is to be a good partner for schools and districts. Requiring this approval letter ensures that there is communication between the school and district officials before any fundraising begins.  

How to Submit Your Approval Letter
You can create your own letter, or you can copy and paste one of the below templates for public, private, or charter schools. The language of the letter does not have to match these templates exactly, but they provide an example of acceptable language. Please note the specific instructions for each type of school. Your letter will not be accepted if it does not meet the requirements outlined for your school type.

Once signed by the appropriate authorizer, upload your letter by logging into your account and clicking on the “View School Page” button. Then, click the “Upload Files/Or Drop Files” button near the upper left of your school page.

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.


Template for Public Schools:
Your approval letter must be:

  1. Printed on your school district’s letterhead
  2. Signed by the superintendent or other district official

[Date]

To Whom It May Concern,

I, District Official Print Name and Title, authorize Print Name and Title to use AdoptAClassroom.org’s online platform to publicly fundraise and spend funds on behalf of Print School Name and Address.

Sincerely,

Signature                           Date


Template for Private Schools:
Your approval letter must be:

  1. Printed on your school’s letterhead
  2. Signed by the senior executive of the school (Principal, Director, etc.)

[Date]

To Whom It May Concern,

I, Senior Executive Print Name and Title, authorize Print Name and Title to use AdoptAClassroom.org’s online platform to publicly fundraise and spend funds on behalf of Print School Name and Address.

Sincerely,

Signature                           Date


Template for Charter Schools:
Your approval letter must be:

  1. Printed on your school district’s letterhead (if part of a charter school network or school district); If your charter school is independent, your letter must be printed on you school’s letterhead
  2. Signed by the superintendent or other district official (if part of a charter school network or school district); If your charter school is independent, your letter must be signed by the senior executive of the school (Principal, Director, etc.)

[Date]

To Whom It May Concern,

I, District Official, or Senior Executive Print Name and Title, authorize Print Name and Title to use AdoptAClassroom.org’s online platform to publicly fundraise and spend funds on behalf of Print School Name and Address.

Sincerely,

Signature                           Date


Template for School Districts:
If you are a Superintendent who is interested in obtaining district-wide approval, so all schools in your district are approved to publicly fundraise on our platform, you can submit a district-wide approval letter.  Please feel free to use the below template, or create your own.

Schools within a district that has obtained district-wide approval do not need to submit a separate approval letter. The district-wide approval letter automatically qualifies every school in the district to publicly fundraise on our platform.

Your approval letter must be:

  1. Printed on your school district’s letterhead
  2. Signed by the superintendent

[Date]

To Whom It May Concern,

I, Superintendent Print Name and Title, authorize District Name to use AdoptAClassroom.org’s online fundraising platform to publicly fundraise and spend funds on behalf of District Name.

Sincerely,

Signature                        Date

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