GUIDELINES FOR SCHOOL-WIDE FUND-RAISING

Effective Beginning Second Semester, 1996-97

          A school-wide fund raiser is a fund-raising activity that directly benefits the school in which the students will be selling items or soliciting contributions, pledges or orders.

GUIDELINES FOR SCHOOL-WIDE FUND-RAISING ACTIVITIES

  • Fund-raising activities shall not be used as the primary means of providing equipment, materials and services that are ordinarily financed by capital outlay or maintenance and operational funds.
  • Principals should involve parents in all aspects of school-wide fund-raising including planning, conducting and providing accountability.
  • Students may not participate without permission from a parent or guardian.
  • The statement, “Door-to-door sales by students are not sanctioned by schools,” must be included in a parent information letter. (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools [SACS] prohibits door-to-door sales for grades pre-K through grade 6.)
  • Fund-raising activities should not be done during instructional time, except as provided for under the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education’s policy relative to extracurricular activities.- School identification should accompany the product.
  • Parents will be notified of the following:
    1. Purpose and goals of the fund raiser,
    2. Fund raiser begin date,
    3. Fund raiser end date,
    4. Estimated net revenue, and
    5. Total revenue earned, and how money is spent or retained.

GUIDELINES FOR INCENTIVES FOR SCHOOL-WIDE FUND-RAISING

  • Group incentives used for fund raisers must not exclude students that did not participate.
  • Incentives will not include extra credit nor have any effect on a student’s grade, whatsoever.

Ref: Board Minutes November 14, 1996