IA East School Store
Dear Dr. Melton, Our beloved school, the International Academy East, is finally starting to progress towards growth and prosperity. School spirit from students and staff has risen tremendously, and the International Academy East is well respected throughout the rest of the community. As we strive to integrate with the community while bringing together students from all over Southeast Michigan, it is important to recognize the wants of the student body. It has been well proclaimed that the student body would like, and benefit from, a singular place where they would be able to purchase school merchandise, foods, and drinks to help them throughout the day. We would like to make this wish a reality. It is to our belief that starting a school store will benefit the school economically, academically, and socially. Under the supervision of a responsible and devoted staff member, a school based enterprise could benefit the International Academy East and help shape our newly discovered identity. The School Based Enterprise idea has been adopted from surrounding schools such as Troy High School, Athens High School, who both provide a school store for their respective schools. The aforementioned benefits of the store would ensure that the store would be a success at our own school as well. The school store would sell healthy items in conformance with your rules and the rules of the Troy School District. Understanding that we would require an empty room, we have considered the vacant room near the front lobby or the empty room in the history hallway. The store would operate before school from 7:10 to 7:45, during passing time from 9:15 to 9:25, and after school from 2:40 to 3:30. The store would run as a general club with student volunteers selling the merchandise. Under executive management from you, the staff sponsor, and the club leaders and founders (Sunny Patel, Ashish Bajaj, & Naman Gupta), we would ensure a safe environment with a beneficial output. The volunteers will be held under a contract stating that they will not participate in any activities damaging the integrity of the store and its merchandise including, but not limited to, the theft of merchandise or monetary funds, and preferential treatment of customers. The start up costs would be funded by the founders of the club who would be reimbursed as soon as the funds are available, or donations from students and staff. Anticipating that there will be a large demand for the products of the school store, we would donate the funds to the school, PTIA, or divide them up between each class. It is evident that the school will not be put at any risk for loss. The school based enterprise will provide as an example for many economic students and could be used in classrooms for hands on examples.