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Atascadero USD |  BP  1321  Community Relations

Solicitation Of Funds From And By Students   

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Solicitation of Funds From and by Students

No person shall solicit any other person to contribute to any fund or to purchase any item of personal property, upon the representation that the money received is to be used wholly or in part for the benefit of any District school or the student body of any District school. unless such person obtains the prior written approval of the Board of Trustees.

Nothing in this policy shall be construed as prohibiting the solicitation of pupils on school premises by pupils or by an approved parent organization of that school where prior written approval has been given by the Board of Trustees or site administrator.

Solicitations on Behalf of Charitable Organizations

The Board of Trustees recognizes that participation in fund-raising 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/Principal or designee, official school-related organizations may organize fund-raising events involving students.

(cf. 1230 - School-Connected Organizations)

The Superintendent/Principal 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.

All Solicitations

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 fund-raising.

Legal Reference:


51520 Prohibited solicitations on school premises (except such nonpartisan, charitable organizations as approved by the governing board)

51521 Unlawful solicitations of contribution or purchase of personal property for benefit of public school or student body; exception


17510-17510.7 Charitable solicitations


6361 Sales tax exemption for certain sales


11706 Dangerous activities and occupations


adopted: November 2, 1999 Atascadero, California