The School Board of Pasco County
Bylaws & Policies
 

9700 - RELATIONS WITH SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

Any request from civic institutions, charitable organizations, or special interest groups which involve such activities as patriotic functions, contests, exhibits, sales of products to and by students, sending promotional materials home with students, graduation prizes, fund raising, and free teaching materials shall be reviewed by the Superintendent to determine that such activities promote student interests.

It is the policy of the Board that students, staff members, and District facilities not be used for promoting the interests of any nonschool agency or organization, public or private, without the approval of the Superintendent. Such approval, granted for whatever cause or group, shall not be construed as an endorsement of said cause or group by this Board.

Pursuant to State law, a person or group may not accept a donation of public funds from the District, or any person acting on behalf of the District, for a political advertisement or electioneering communication concerning an issue, referendum, or amendment, including any State question, that is subject to a vote of the electors.

The Superintendent shall develop administrative procedures that establish criteria to be used to make a decision whether or not to permit the distribution or posting of materials by students that are not school-sponsored.

Flyers and notices from outside non-profit organizations may be made available for students to pick-up at the literature distribution rack/table at the school. No student shall be required to take any of the flyers/notices placed in the literature/distribution rack/table.

Neither District-related nor nondistrict-related organizations shall be allowed to administer a survey or questionnaire to students or staff unless the instrument and the proposed plan is submitted, in advance to the Superintendent. If approved, a copy of the results and the proposed manner of their communication are to be provided to the Superintendent for review and approval before they are released. Students shall not be required to complete surveys to provide marketing information to vendors or distribute to vendors any personal information of students, including but not limited to names, addresses, and telephone numbers, except as may be required by law. In addition, the District shall not enter into any contract for products or services, including electronic media services, where personal information will be collected from students by the providers of the service. See also Policy 2416.

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 extra-curricular activity, or to obtain supplemental resources (e.g., supplies or equipment) that are not required to provide a free and appropriate public education to any students in the classroom may be permitted, but only with the specific approval on the Superintendent.

All crowdfunding activities are subject to the Districtís fundraising and other financial control procedures.

F.S. 1013.10

Revised 4/1/14
Revised 5/16/17

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