The approval of the Superintendent or designee is required before any solicitation of funds from students is initiated.
Only the following organizations may solicit students on school grounds during school hours or during any school activity to engage in fund-raising activities:
- School-sponsored student organizations; and
- Parent organizations and booster clubs that are recognized pursuant to policy 1210, Parent Organizations and Booster Clubs.
The Superintendent’s implementing procedures for all fundraising shall provide that:
- Fund-raising efforts shall not conflict with instructional activities or programs.
- Fund-raising efforts must be voluntary.
- Student safety is paramount and door-to-door solicitations are prohibited unless under the direct supervision of a parent/guardian.
- For school-sponsored student organizations, a school staff member must supervise the fund-raising activities and the student activity funds treasurer must safeguard the financial accounts.
- The fund-raising efforts must be to support the organization’s purposes and/or activities, the general welfare, a charitable cause, or the educational experiences of students generally.
- The funds shall be used to the maximum extent possible for the designated purpose.
- Any fund-raising efforts that solicit donor messages for incorporation into school property (e.g., tiles or bricks) or placement upon school property (e.g., posters or placards) must inform potential donors that all messages are subject to review and approval, and that messages that do not meet the established guidelines must be resubmitted or the donation will be returned.
- Fundraising complies with State and federal laws and rules regarding sale of “competitive foods” on school grounds during the school day.