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STUDENT FUND-RAISING ACTIVITIES
Guidelines for student fund-raising activities are as follows:
1. The principal shall approve all fund-raising activities in advance.
2. Parents will be notified, in advance, of any fund-raising activities that may involve their son or
daughter. Parents will always have the option to exclude their son or daughter from fund-raising
3. The fund-raising activity must be such that it is not likely to create a poor public relations image.
4. Fund-raising activities must not substantially interfere with the educational program.
5. Door-to-door is defined as physically going beyond a student’s residence to community homes.
6. Fund-raising activities conducted by associated student body groups or sub-groups thereof must
conform to all regulations, policies, procedures, and guidelines applicable to ASB accounting.
Expenditures of all ASB funds must be approved by the ASB.
7. Fund-raising activities by student groups for private purposes are permitted under the following
a. Such funds are used for scholarships, student exchange, and charitable purposes only
b. No funds may be raised to assist a campaign for election of a person to an office or to promote
or oppose any ballot proposition.
c. Prior to solicitation of such funds notice is given that identifies the intended purpose of the
fundraiser and states that the proceeds will be held in trust by the school district exclusively for
the intended purposes.
d. The school district shall be reimbursed its direct costs in handling these private moneys.
e. Such funds are subject to all regulations, policies, procedures, and guidelines applicable to all
school district funds and will be disbursed only for the intended purpose of the fundraiser.
8. Fund-raising activities conducted by outside groups (including parent groups) among students must
not involve the official student body organizations and must not utilize district materials, supplies,
facilities, or staff, unless reimbursement is made.
a. Fundraising by official parent organizations, such as PTA’s, PAC’s, and Booster clubs that occur
on school property and during the school day must be approved by the school principal.
b. If students are involved, ASB approval is required..
c. If district staff, materials, or facilities are used, appropriate reimbursement must be made.
9. Fund-raising activities include but are not limited to the following:
a. Sales of goods (candy, T-shirts, etc.), magazines, apples
b. Car washes, school supplies, rummage and garage sales, pancake breakfasts, spaghetti
c. Paper drives, bottle drives, etc., that do not interfere with the school day
d. Carnivals, when organized and supervised by the school and/or the recognized parent group
e. Skating and bowling parties, provided there is adequate supervision and liability protection
f. Bandathons, bikeathons, and walkathons
g. Events including physical activities by outside groups, if liability insurance for participants and
facilities is included in the contract
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h. Talent, variety, musical, and drama productions (after school hours)
j. Raffles, if done in compliance with state gambling regulations
Any major-purpose fund-raising activity that is not listed above must have the approval of the
File Ref: 7435.1PO OHSD 201