Student Learning Resource (SLR) Funds Policy
YouLearn.ca is an Online Learning school that provides registered, school-of-record students with discretionary funds to spend on learning experiences. The intent of these funds is to supplement students’ online and home learning course work through providing access to services and programs that enhance student learning. Tutoring and the purchase of hardware, under these funds, is not allowed. Occasionally, learning resources (physical or online) can be purchased using these funds to support student learning.
Applying to use SLR Funds
STEP 1 – Parent(s) collaborate with teacher on how best to enhance student learning through using SLR funds that promote programs and services which connect to the student's Personalized Learning Plan (PLP).
- Examples include piano, swimming, dance . . ..
STEP 2 – Parents complete a Learner Resource Fund Request, submitting all required information.
STEP 3 – Teacher approves request.
STEP 4 – Office approves request, notifies parent and teacher of approval, and contacts third-party service provider to request invoice.
NOTE: third party provider requests must include the service provider’s contact information along with the number of sessions and the amount per session. All third-party service providers must pass a vulnerable-sector criminal record check from their local RCMP, submit verification to our office, provide proof of adequate insurance, and understand and agree to "their roles and responsibilities for student safety and security" (as per Distributed Learning - General, BC Ministry 2014).
STEP 5 – Payment to providers will be made in two lump sums, October (round 1) and February (round 2).
The Funding Schedule
Full-time K-7 students registered by Sept. 30 are eligible for up to $600.00. A maximum of $300 is dispersed each semester, in October and February.
Full-time 8-9 students registered by Sept. 30 are eligible for up to $50.00 per course to a maximum of $150.00 per year. Funds are dispersed in October and February.
YL School of Record Gr. 10-12 school-age students registered by Sept. 30 who are taking a minimum of four courses and who have been with YouLearn actively for three or more consecutive years can apply for up to $50.00 per course to a maximum of $150.00 per year. Funds are dispersed in October and February.
Additional funds for long-term 8-12 students may be approved upon application. Please send requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
SLR Fund Details
No money will be paid in part or full to parents/students. All funds must be paid directly to service providers.
Service providers must agree to submit evidence of student learning to YL teachers, such as assessments and completion certificates.
Resource requests will be considered on an individual basis.
Non-consumable resource purchases over $100 remain the property of YouLearn and must be returned to the school upon completion of the program. Equipment, uniforms, and supplies are not eligible.
Dangerous activities and passes, due to liability issues, will not be approved.
All SLR requests must be submitted by April 30, after which remaining SLR funds will no longer be available.