Britton Deerfield School District
Administrative Guidelines
 

9700 - FUND-RAISING BY CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS

Charitable organizations are defined as any benevolent, philanthropic, patriotic, not-for-profit or charitable group, association, corporation, or organization proposed to be such, which solicits and collects funds for charitable purposes.

The following criteria will be used in order to ensure equitable consideration of all requests by charitable organizations or groups to solicit funds on District premises. In this context, fund-raising shall also include solicitation of clothing, foodstuffs, or other products.

 A.The purpose of the fund-raising is to help alleviate an economic, health, cultural, educational, or social need in the school community area.

 B.The funds are not used for religious or political purposes.

 C.The organization has a definite plan for the collection and distribution of funds.

The principal shall develop a procedure which each approved organization is to follow to solicit and collect funds within the building or on the premises. The procedure is to ensure that:

 A.there is no disruption of the school program;

 B.no funds are left in the building in an unsecured area.

Each requesting organization shall complete an application form provided by the District which shall include:

 A.the names and addresses of the organization and the persons involved;

 B.the dates and times of solicitation;

 C.where solicitation will take place;

 D.proof that the organization is charitable;

 E.proof of compliance with the percentage limitation for administrative and solicitation expenses.

These guidelines shall apply to all fund-raising activities other than approved student fund-raising activities and those approved for District-related organizations.