In an effort to provide clarity to our parents and community, the District has set forth the following guidelines in an effort to reduce duplications, overlap, and to provide a central bank of fundraising information including dates and a calendar.
Fundraising is defined as activities which contribute to the operation of the district, club or organization of the school. All fundraising should follow board policies and guidelines, be approved and regulated by the building principal and then forwarded to the Central Office for review and scheduling on the District Fundraising Calendar.
District-sponsored fundraising includes all fundraising activities that contribute to the operation of student programs/activities or for charitable organizations and are administered by school staff or students involved in the activity or program.
Parent-Sponsored Organization's Fundraising
Parent-Sponsored Organizations are separate entities under their own 501(c) 3 nonprofit status. These organizations are composed of parents, community members, and/or staff volunteers coming together for the purpose of supporting school programs through providing refreshments, decorations, equipment, uniforms, or awards for the end of the season celebrations; and contribute general support during games or activities, and for coaches/players. Parent-Sponsored Organizations include, but are not limited to, PTA/PTSA/PTO, sports booster clubs, parent booster clubs, Music Parent Association, Quarterback Club, and Goalkeeper's Club.
These organizations are perceived as extensions of the District, and therefore are requested to follow guidelines for fundraising as stated in this policy.
Internal fundraising is only promoted through students and staff of a specific building.
External fundraising includes promotions through the community, family, friends, and neighbors. Fundraising may involve both internal and external promotions.
Community/Family Event Fundraisers
Those fundraisers that are focused on bringing families, school, and communities together or a fun youth activity, i.e., skating parties, restaurant nights, gymnastics, dances, etc.
Events and projects that raise dollars/awareness for specific causes. While we encourage community service and service learning projects, each building is encouraged to schedule and limit these types of fundraisers to one per month.
Door-to-door fundraising is the selling of tickets, products, or taking advance orders by person-to-person solicitation. Door-to-door fundraising by students is strongly discouraged. Any door-to-door soliciting involving students should have the explicit prior approval of the principal. Students involved in the direct selling will assume the responsibility for the items they sell and the money they collect.
_____ Sponsor/Coach confers with building principal and submits Fundraising Approval Form.
_____ Building/Program Administrator confirms on the district fundraising calendar (view only) any other conflicting fundraisers during that time.
_____ If denied, give reason and return to the sponsor/coach. If approved, forward to District Education Center for final authorization. District Education Center will place on fundraising calendar once authorized and will return copies to both administrator and coach/sponsor/group.