Capstone – Project

COVID-19 Costs: Public Funding for Pre K-12 Schools

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Engagement Synopsis

Parents and educators, among other constituents, are responsible for the critical goal of educating our youth. The COVID-19 pandemic caused the closure of schools in the spring, and prompted the swift conversion from in class learning to remote learning. Students have returned to the 2020 – 2021 school year in a variety of scenarios including in class, remote learning and hybrid models. School organizations have and will continue to experience significant costs related to COVID-19 adaptations, while striving to support high achievement outcomes for their students. Costs related to COVID-19 – mobile devices and internet connectivity, facility sterilization, personal protective equipment – among many others – are causing stress on finite school budgets. Public funding streams exist to cover COVID-19 costs, like CARES. It is difficult for school superintendents and administrators to identify these funding streams while managing the more important goal of educating students. This project seeks to identify the public funding streams, such as current Congress deliberations for school funding, to maximize monies intended to support unanticipated and extraordinary costs incurred by schools as a result of COVID-19.

Company Information

CompanySouth Bend Community School Corporation
Revenue100,000 - 500,000,
StageMedium Business
Hiring PotentialFollow-on Projects, Formal Internship, Entry Level Full-Time, Upper Level Full-Time

Company Overview

Located in north-central Indiana, the South Bend Community School Corporation is St. Joseph County's oldest and largest school corporation, and the fourth largest school corporation in Indiana. SBCSC serves traditional K-12 students, special needs students from preschool through age 22, and a large number of adult students. Mission Statement In partnership with students, families and our community, the South Bend Community School Corporation provides the respect, encouragement and support every student needs to attain the knowledge and skills necessary for post-secondary success. Vision Statement SBCSC will be the community's choice for exceptional education with expert staff and exemplary programs that engage our diverse students in quality learning and equip each of them, academically and personally, to thrive in and shape an ever changing world.

Industry Mentors

Company Admin

Susan Henry

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Course Info & Engagement Details

SchoolMasters in Business Administration (MBA)
Engagement Format -
CourseMBA APPLY Interterm (FALL 2020)
Students Enrolled120 Enrolled, 4-5 per group per project
Meeting Day & Time10/5 - 10/8/2020
Student Time Commitment1-3 Hours Per Week
Company Time Commitment3-5 Hours
Duration0.43 Weeks

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Program Timeline

Touchpoints & Assignments Due Date Submission
Official Project Kickoff

Official Project Kickoff

We'll web conference company senior leadership into class to introduce the company, meet the students, and discuss the project goals.
September 22 Event na
Final Presentations Final Presentations
Students will present final insights to the company's senior leadership. Please upload the final deliverables.
December 21 Submission Required submission-required

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