This program will also minimize the need to process teacher reimbursements and will create efficiencies in the administration, distribution and expending of Legislative Classroom Supply Funds as authorized by Utah Administrative Code R277-459. Funds will be allocated to each teacher through an Amazon Business account called a Teacher Wallet.
Q: How many dollars are being allocated to each teacher for the 20-21 school year?
A: All teachers have been allocated $250.
Q: When will I receive my funding?
A: For teachers with an active Granite Amazon Business account funding was made on June 23, 2020. For teachers hired after that date, accounts are being automatically created and funded. These teachers will receive an email from Purchasing regarding the program and their account.
Q: What can I use the funding for?
A: Please review the “Legislative Classroom Supply Funds – Amazon Business “Teacher Wallet” Procedures” link above.
Q: Are my funds restricted to only purchasing from Amazon?
Q: Can I have product shipped to my home?
A: When school is in session products should be shipped to your school. Shipments to home are allowed if your school is placed under quarantine or if we are on a recess. These procedures help to ensure that products are not lost to theft from home porches.
Q: When is the spending deadline for 2020-21 school year funds?
A: June 3, 2021
Q: Can I use my funding for COVID-19 protective equipment?
A: Yes. The purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) for yourself or students is appropriate use of the funding.
Q: Can I use my funding to purchase an air purifier?
Q: Can I use my funding to purchase myself a chair, space heater, fan, or oil diffuser?
A: No. Please see the Unacceptable Use Guidelines in the “Legislative Classroom Supply Funds – Amazon Business “Teacher Wallet” Procedures” link above.
Q: Can I purchase candy incentives for my students?
A: The District Wellness, Nutrition, and Competitive Foods Policy (Article X.A.12) does encourage schools to provide healthy options and to limiting the use of candy rewards, but it does not prohibit the use of candy rewards.
Q: At checkout I don’t see the Legislative Supply Funds group as an option?
A: Please perform the steps contained in the “Amazon Business, Adding an Address” link above.
Q: I have an existing account with Amazon under my graniteschools.org email address. Do I have to accept the invitation to convert that account to access my funding?
A: Yes. Please contact Purchasing with any questions.
Q: I have forgotten my password and then locked myself out of my account with failed attempts. How do I unlock my account?
A: Please email email@example.com.
Q: Is there a requirement to document my purchases with a print out or a monthly log?
A: No. All transactions data is captured at the time of sale and is available to the district for reporting and audit purposes.
Q: I need to make a return. What is that process like and what happens to my funds?
A: Returning a product is conducted from the “Your Orders” link in your account profile. Funds from your return will be returned to your account balance for your use.
Q: Can I use a separate form of payment to augment my purchase?
A: No. This functionality does not exist in the current platform.
Q: Is the account a Prime account?
A: Yes. The district has paid a Prime subscription fee that covers all of the individual accounts associated with our Amazon Business account.
Q: I accidently purchased a personal product or a product that is considered an unacceptable use the funds with this account. What are the steps to correct this?
A: Please return the product. If a return is not possible, please contact the Purchasing Department for further instruction.
Q: What is the contact information for Amazon Business customer service?
A: Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the most prompt reply. Calls to customer service lines can be time consuming given COVID-19 restrictions with call centers.