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:
- Purpose and goals of the fund raiser,
- Fund raiser begin date,
- Fund raiser end date,
- Estimated net revenue, and
- 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