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Davis Joint USD |  BP  1321  Community Relations

Solicitation Of Funds From And By Students   

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The Board of Education recognizes that student participation in fundraising activities for the schools and nonprofit, nonpartisan charitable organizations can help develop a sense of social responsibility in students, enhance the relationship between the school and community, and contribute to the improvement of the school program.

(cf. 1325 - Advertising and Promotion)

(cf. 4135/4235/4335 - Soliciting and Selling)

(cf. 5022 - Student and Family Privacy Rights)

(cf. 6142.4 - Service Learning/Community Service Classes)

Student participation in fundraising events should be voluntary; it cannot be made mandatory for students to participate in or contribute to a fundraising event. Whether solicitations are made on behalf of the school or on behalf of a charitable organization, students shall not be barred from an event or activity because they did not participate in fundraising. The Board desires that proceeds from fundraising activities be spent for the benefit of the entire student club, sport or group, and not specifically on the individual students who raised the money.

Potential donors, including parents/guardians and members of the community, should not be unduly pressured to contribute to the school system or charitable organizations. Staff is expected to emphasize the fact that donations are always voluntary.

Solicitations on Behalf of the School

Upon authorization, a school-connected organization may organize fundraising events involving students.

(cf. 0420 - School Plans/Site Councils)

(cf. 1230 - School-Connected Organizations)

(cf. 1260 - Educational Foundation)

(cf. 3290 - Gifts, Grants and Bequests)

(cf. 3554 - Other Food Sales)

Following the fundraiser, information shall be made available to parents/guardians about how much money was raised and how it was spent.

Solicitations on Behalf of Charities

When approved in advance by the Superintendent or designee, nonprofit, nonpartisan organizations that are properly chartered or licensed by state or federal law may solicit students on school grounds during school hours and within one hour before school has opened and one hour after school has closed. (Education Code 51520)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

51520 Prohibited solicitations on school premises

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

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE

17510-17510.95 Charitable solicitations

PENAL CODE

319-329 Raffles

REVENUE AND TAX CODE

6361 Sales tax exemption for certain sales

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 8

11706 Dangerous activities and occupations

Management Resources:

CSBA PUBLICATIONS

Healthy Food Policy Resource Guide, 2003

ATTORNEY GENERAL PUBLICATIONS

Guide to Charitable Solicitation, 1999

Attorney General's Guide for Charities, 1988

WEB SITES

Office of the Attorney General: http://caag.state.ca.us

Policy DAVIS JOINT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: August 26, 2010 Davis, California