Ordering FAQs

Ordering FAQs

What is a vendor?

A vendor is a person or company that has been approved to sell their products or services to our families to be paid for with the learner’s instructional funds. All orders and purchases are subject to guidelines, so check with your educational facilitator if you have questions.

Do learners receive instructional funds and use them with the vendors directly?

Instructional funds are allocated for learner use, but they are still considered school funds. Following certain guidelines, families will collaborate with their educational facilitator to make decisions that benefit the educational path of their learner(s). Once your educational facilitator reviews the order, he/she will submit the request to the vendor team for final approval before ordering. All materials ordered are the property of iLEAD Exploration. If a learner withdraws at any time, materials will need to be immediately returned to the educational facilitator.

How much are the allotted instructional funds per learner?

Depending on the grade level of your learner, the date of enrollment, and the program they are enrolled in, a maximum of $2800 (grades TK-8) and $3000 (grades 9-12) will be allotted for the purchase of approved educational materials and services. For our learners who participate in learning studios (iLEAD 360 OC, Lancaster, or Santa Clarita Valley), please contact your educational facilitator as amounts may vary per program depending upon the unique educational opportunities provided at each location.

Does the instructional funding amount change if a learner enrolls late?

Yes. Instructional fund allotments depreciate daily depending on the date of actual enrollment. Enroll early to receive the maximum amount of funds. Please email enrollment@iLEADexploration.org for further questions on this matter.

How do I submit an order?

Log into the Hub on our website to access all ordering forms. Your educational facilitator is available to provide support as you submit your orders.

Will we be able to use instructional funds for enrichment classes?

Yes. Learners must first confirm with their educational facilitator that they have enough materials and/or services in the core subject areas before enrichment classes will be approved. Learners must also be current with their learning period meetings, activity logs and samples. For curriculum ideas and classes, please visit the vendor search tool on this website. Additionally, many classes are held at various learning centers across southern California. A list of learning centers by area is listed under the resources section of our website.

May I use instructional funds to purchase a computer?

Yes. Laptops, desktop computers, and tablets are non-consumable items that may be purchased with instructional funds. For more specifics, please log into the Hub and refer to the ordering handbook.

Where can we order books and materials?

There are numerous vendors on our vendor search tool from which a family may order. The most popular is Rainbow Resource because they carry so many items. Please note that not all materials listed on a vendor’s website may be available for purchase using instructional funds. Please collaborate with your educational facilitator if you would like additional support in selecting specific curriculum and/or vendors.

Are there any restrictions or guidelines on what can be ordered?

Yes. Items purchased with instructional funds should support learning within the school year and are limited to basic, economy-grade items. Please log into the Hub section of our website and refer to the ordering handbook.

With regards to the purchase of materials, are there any items that are considered consumable versus non-consumable?

Yes! Consumable items are one-time use items that cannot be passed on to additional learners. Some examples of consumables include: glue, paint, a science experiment kit, workbooks, and/or paper.

Non-consumable items can be used by multiple learners. These are items that need to be returned to iLEAD if you plan to withdraw or no longer need the item for instruction. Some examples of non-consumables include: teacher’s manuals, math manipulative kits, computers, tablets, microscopes, guitars, complete curriculum kits (minus the workbooks or worksheets).

When do I return non-consumable materials?

When a learner withdraws from the school, all materials purchased with instructional funds must be returned to the school within three days. When materials are no longer being used by a learner, the materials must be returned to the school via the educational facilitator. During summer breaks (while your family is continuously enrolled with iLEAD), you may continue to maintain responsibility for those items so long as your learner or his/her sibling(s) will still be able to use the materials.

What happens if we accidentally break or lose one of the items?

If any item purchased by the school for instructional use is lost or broken by a learner, the family must pay to replace the item.

Is there a deadline to order materials?

Yes. Check with your educational facilitator for specific dates as they vary from year to year.