Policy – x
Adopted – 7/7/1994
Solicitations On Behalf Of Charitable Organizations
The Governing Board recognizes that participation in fundraising for nonprofit, nonpartisan charitable organizations can help students develop a sense of social responsibility.
When approved in advance by the Board, funds may be solicited or materials distributed for those nonprofit, nonpartisan organizations that are properly chartered or licensed by state or federal law. (Education Code 51520)
Solicitations On Behalf Of The School
With the approval of the Superintendent or designee, official school-related organizations may organize fundraising events involving students.
***Note: Solicitations made on behalf of schools must comply with the state
disclosure law (Business and Professions Code 17510- 17510.7). This law
requires volunteers eleven years and older to present potential donors or
buyers with information, including the purpose of the solicitation and
the address from which further information about revenues and
administrative expenses may be obtained.***
The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that parents/ guardians are informed of the purpose of all fund-raisers benefiting the school or school groups. After the fund-raiser is held, parents/guardians shall be told how much money was raised and how it was spent. Parents/guardians shall be encouraged to offer their suggestions for the use of money raised to improve school facilities or to finance supplementary educational experiences.
Whether solicitations are made on behalf of the school or on behalf of another charitable organization, the Board particularly desires that no students shall be made to feel uncomfortable or pressured to provide funds. Staff is expected to emphasize the fact that donations are always voluntary. No students shall be barred from an activity because they did not participate in fundraising.
EC: 51520, 51521. CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 8: 11706. Bus. & Prof. Code: 17510.
CSBA Date – 9/90