Projects with school funds to enrich the offer: how to assign them, how to disburse them. Download an example of regulation

At the beginning of each school year, during the initial planning, the various intersection, inter-class and, for first and second grade secondary school, class councils define the proposal for curricular and extra-curricular projects, to be presented for approval of a subsequent board of teachers and the School Council, taking into account the availability of foreseeable funds in the school budget.

The projects to enrich the training offer, although different in content, are all aimed at achieving the eight key skills:

  • communication in the mother tongue;
  • communication in foreign languages;
  • mathematical proficiency and basic science and technology skills;
  • digital competence;
  • learn to learn;
  • social and civic competences;
  • initiative and entrepreneurial spirit;
  • cultural awareness and expression.

The “Fund” for the improvement of the training offer and the planning of the institutes

The “Fund” for the improvement of the educational offer, on which the projects approved by the “Academic Board” are charged, was established by article 39 bis of the new CCNL. It enters into force with the 2018/2019 school year and includes the old MoF, the Bonus Law 107 (for those schools that have decided to let it flow into the “Fund”, but not all of them actually) and resources for teachers of the 2018 Budget Law. We can therefore say that the new Fund for the improvement of the training offer brings together:

  • the FIS;
  • resources for instrumental functions, resources for specific assignments;
  • resources for sports practice; resources for excess hours to replace absent colleagues;
  • resources for schools in risk areas;
  • the resources of the bonus for the enhancement of teachers pursuant to law 107 reduced due to the increase in the RPD;
  • the resources allocated by the latest budget law, the government’s first commitment to teacher professionalism CCNL 08/07/2014.

The MOF Fund

The new MOF Fund therefore constitutes a “Single Fund” for the ancillary remuneration of teaching and ATA staff. It will be distributed among all schools through a national supplementary contract differently from what has happened up to now (the funds for risk areas have a specific CCNI and subsequently a CIR) and, above all, it will also include the distribution of the bonus under law 107 to the schools It is, therefore, the Integrative Contract of the Institute that must provide for the sums to be committed to the projects outside school hours.

The pursuit of the objectives set by the POF

In particular – as stated in the regulation specially drawn up by the Istituto Comprensivo EL/7 CD Montello – SM Santomauro of Bari admirably led by the headteacher Prof. Anna Lia Minoia – the projects implemented must be aimed at pursuing the following objectives:

  • Promote the development of the European dimension of Education;
  • Promote educational success and the personalization of learning paths in response to the educational needs of pupils;
  • Promote training orientation and the adoption of orientation and orientation teaching forms;
  • Promote the active participation of children in the experience of musical practice in its dual aspect of expression-communication;
  • Promote forms of methodological and didactic innovation through the integration of laboratory didactics and new technologies in the curriculum;
  • Promote research in the field of assessment and skills-based teaching.

The characteristics of the projects

The projects presented – as suggested by the regulation specially drawn up by the Istituto Comprensivo EL/7 CD Montello – SM Santomauro of Bari – should have the following characteristics:

  • Consistency with the indications of the POF and with the objectives of the curricular teachers.
  • Clarity and completeness of the project.
  • Activities on time both in curricular time and in extra-curricular time.
  • Groups of min. 15 pupils to a maximum of 25 pupils, even from more than one class; exceptions may be made for projects presented for particular occasions (e.g. events, competitions, shows).
  • Non-overlapping with projects already financed by other funds (MIUR, European funds, Region).
  • Activities articulated in a minimum and maximum number of established hours.
  • Priority to pupils who highlight greater needs and problems for projects to strengthen and recover basic skills and to the most deserving pupils for improvement projects.
  • Maximum cost of each project.
  • Documentation of the whole process (educational agreements signed by the pupils and a parent, calendar of activities, daily attendance register with signatures of the pupils present and the teacher, monitoring and evaluation, final report)

Financing of different projects

The financing of the various projects – as suggested by the Istituto Comprensivo EL/7 CD Montello – SM Santomauro of Bari masterfully led by the headteacher Prof. Anna Lia Minoia, a true icon of managerial ability – will be granted by the competent bodies favoring the following criteria :

  • Ensure a balanced distribution of savings among the different teachers;
  • Ensure a division of resources between the different disciplines and/or disciplinary areas;
  • Promote a balanced distribution of financial resources between the different school levels;
  • In choosing the Projects to be promoted, follow the following priority order: continuity between the various school levels; recovery of the disadvantage; enhancement of excellence.

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