Manistee Area Schools
Bylaws & Policies


This policy applies to the use of any form of crowdfunding utilizing an online service or website-based platform for the financial benefit or gain of the District be it a specific classroom, grade level, department, school, or curricular or extracurricular activity. "Crowdfunding" refers to a campaign to collect typically small amounts of money from a large number of individuals to finance a project or fundraise for a specific cause. Through the use of personal networking, social media platforms, and other Internet based resources, funds are solicited or raised to support a specific campaign or project.

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 or designee.

All crowdfunding activities are subject to AG 6605.

Adopted 4/12/17

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