School Board Policy 511 - Student Fundraising

Adopted: august 12, 1996
REVISED: june 11, 2001
revised: January 10, 2005
revised: November 8, 2007
revised: January 14, 2019
Revised: March 13, 2023

I. Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to address student fundraising efforts.

II. General Statement of Policy

The School Board recognizes a desire and a need by some student organizations for fundraising.  The School Board also recognizes a need for some constraint to prevent fundraising activities from becoming too numerous and overly demanding on employees, students and the general public.

III. Responsibility

A. The building administrators shall be responsible for developing recommendations to the Superintendent that will result in a level of activity deemed acceptable by employees, parents and students.  Fundraising must be conducted in a manner that will not result in embarrassment on the part of individual students, employees, or the school.

B. All fundraising activities must be approved in advance by the building principal/activities advisor.  Participation in non-approved activities shall be considered a violation of school district policy.

C. The Superintendent assigns the building administrators to assure fundraising activities are coordinated at the building level.

D. The school district expects all students who participate in approved fundraising activities to represent the school, the student organization and the community in a responsible manner.   All rules pertaining to student conduct and student discipline extend to student fundraising activities.

E. The school district expects all employees who plan, supervise, coordinate, or participate in student fundraising activities to act in the best interest of the students and to represent the school, the student organization, and the community in a responsible manner.

IV. Annual Report

The Superintendent shall report to the School Board, at least annually, on the financial status of student activity accounts.

Legal References:
Minn. Stat. §120A.20 (Age Limitations: Pupils)
Minn. Stat. §123B.09, Subd. 8 (Duties)
Minn. Stat. §123B.36 (Authorized Fees)

Cross References:
WBLASB Policy 506 (Student Discipline)
WBLASB Policy 713 (Student Activity Accounting)