If you are an out-of-school time (OST) program that intends to operate in a District-managed school this year, please take some time to review the guidance below regarding start-up procedures.
In addition to the start-up procedures below, outside partner organizations, including OST programs, must provide a valid certificate of insurance and background clearances for any individuals regularly working on behalf of your program in schools. For more information on these requirements and the processes for submitting this required documentation, please review our Onboarding Guide.
All school-based OST programs must be covered by a legal agreement with the School District of Philadelphia. All DHS-funded OST programs are already covered by a Memorandum of Understanding between the District and DHS, so these programs do not need to obtain a separate legal agreement. All other programs, including those funded through 21st Century Community Learning Center grants, must obtain a legal agreement. For these other programs, the best option for quickly formalizing a legal agreement is likely the School Partner Agreement.