The policy of the Board of Education regarding fund raising, collection of materials and charges is based on the firm commitment that no students be caused personal embarrassment should they be unprepared to support these activities, that no instructional time should be lost, that students are not exploited and that the reputation of the school is preserved. Funds raised will be deposited into student activities account. The expenditure authorization shall rest with custodian of the fund. The custodian is the principal of the school with control over the account.
Solicitation and Fund Raising by Outside Organizations
Outside organizations are considered to be those which do not directly benefit the schools. The schools recognize the value of charitable organizations and therefore encourage students to take an interest in them. However, the schools shall not be used as an agency for fund raising purposes for outside organizations.
Written announcements for charitable non-profit organizations may be distributed with the permission of the building principal.
The Board of Education authorizes the sale of school-time insurance in grades K-12.
Solicitation and Fund Raising by School-Related Organizations, e.g., School Volunteers, PTO, STPC, AFS
School-related organizations are considered to be those which directly benefit the schools.
Fund raising activities should conform to the above Board of Education policy. School-related organizations may use school facilities to raise money for their organizations. Prices for articles to be sold, performances and other activities should be set at a rate consistent with the value of the article or program.
Solicitation and Fund Raising by Students for School Organizations and Classes
School organizations and classes are expected to observe the above Board of Education policy in all fund raising activities. They are permitted to use school facilities. Prices for articles to be sold, performances and other activities should be set at a rate consistent with the value of the article or program and approved by the building Principal. No charge may be made for exhibitions or presentations of regular curricular work.
Student organizations may not canvass area businesses for donations or for purchases of goods or services, unless permission has been authorized by the building Principal.
Litchfield Board of Education
Policy Adopted: December 14, 1982
Policy Reviewed: October 1, 1998
Policy Revised: November 19, 2008
Policy Revised: May 2, 2012