Kent City Community Schools
Bylaws & Policies
 

5830 - STUDENT FUND-RAISING

The Board of Education acknowledges that the solicitation of funds from students must be limited since compulsory attendance laws make the student a captive donor and may also disrupt the program of the schools.

For purposes of this policy "student fund-raising" shall include the solicitation and collection of money from students for any purpose and shall include the collection of money in exchange for tickets, papers, or any other goods or services for approved student activities. "Student fund-raising" also includes giving away goods or services, but suggesting a monetary donation.

The Board will permit student fund-raising by students in school, on school property, or at any school-sponsored event only when the profit therefrom is to be used for school purposes or for an activity connected with the schools.

Fund-raising by approved school organizations whose funds are managed by the District, may be permitted in school by the principal. Such fund-raising that occurs off school grounds may be permitted by the Superintendent. For any fund-raisers including those operated by student clubs and organizations, parent groups, or boosters clubs, that involve the sale of food items and/or beverages to students that will be consumed on the school campus (any area of property under the jurisdiction of the school that is accessible to students during the school day) during the school day (the period from the midnight before, to thirty (30) minutes after the end of the official school day), the food items and/or beverages to be sold shall comply with the current USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the USDA Smart Snacks in Schools nutrition standards, and also be consistent with requirements set forth in Policy 8500 – Food Services. Further, there shall be no exemptions from the standards for competitive foods in any of the District’s schools.

Use of the name, logo, or any assets of the District, including, but not limited to facilities, technology, or communication networks, is prohibited without the specific permission of the Superintendent.

Crowdfunding activities aimed at raising funds for a specific classroom or school activity, including extracurricular activity, or to obtain supplemental resources (e.g., supplies or equipment) that are not required to provide a free appropriate public education to any students in the classroom may be permitted, but only with the specific approval of the Superintendent.

Fund-raising by students on behalf of those school-related organizations and District support organizations, whose funds are not managed by the District may be permitted on or off school grounds by the Superintendent.

All fund-raising by school-related organizations and District support organizations, both those whose funds are managed by the Fiscal Officer and those whose funds are not managed by the Fiscal Officer, shall be done in accordance with Policy 9211 and Policy 9700.

The Superintendent shall establish administrative guidelines for the solicitation of funds that shall:

 

A.

specify the times and places in which funds may be collected;

 
 

B.

describe permitted methods of solicitation which do not place undue pressure on students;

 
 

C.

limit the kind and amount of advertising for solicitation;

 
 

D.

require that the Board approve the distribution or liquidation of monies remaining in a student activity account when the organization is defunct or disbanded; and

 
 

E.

limit the number of fund-raising events.

Advisors for approved school organizations shall not accept any form of compensation from vendors that might influence their selection on a vendor that will provide fund-raising activity or a product that will be sold as a fund-raiser. Furthermore, advisors for approved school organizations shall not accept any compensation from a vendor after a decision has been made regarding a fund-raising activity or a product that will be sold as a fund-raiser. In addition, advisors for approved school organizations who make the selection of a vendor that will provide a fund-raising activity or a product that will be sold as a fund-raiser shall not enter into a contractual arrangement whereby an advisor receives compensation in any form from the vendor that provides a fund-raising activity or a product that will be sold as a fund-raiser.

Such compensation includes, but is not limited to, cash, checks, stocks, or any other form of securities, and gifts such as televisions, microwave ovens, computers, discount certificates, travel vouchers, tickets, passes, and other such things of value. In the even that an advisor of an approved school organization receives such compensation, albeit unsolicited, from a vendor, the individual shall notify the Fiscal Officer, in writing, that s/he received such compensation and shall thereafter properly transmit said compensation to the Fiscal Officer at his/her earliest opportunity.

The Superintendent shall distribute this policy and the guidelines which implement it to each organization granted permission to solicit funds.

7 C.F.R. Parts 210 and 220

Revised 1/19/15
Revised 11/16/15
Revised 1/16/17

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