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Oceanside USD |  BP  1230  Community Relations

School Affiliated Organizations   

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The Board of Education recognizes that parents/guardians and community members may wish to organize parent organizations, including PTO or PTA, educational foundations, and booster clubs for the purpose of supporting district and extracurricular programs, such as athletic teams, drama programs, and musical groups. The Board appreciates the contributions made by such organizations and encourages their interest and participation in supporting school activities and helping to achieve the district's vision for student learning.

The Board recognizes that school-affiliated organizations are separate legal entities, independent of the district. However, in order to help the Board's legal and fiduciary responsibility to manage district operations, any school-affiliated organization that desires to raise money to benefit district students must receive authorization from the Board, in accordance with Board policy and administrative regulation. In addition, the Superintendent or designee shall establish written guidelines and procedures for fundraising by school-affiliated organizations.

The Board encourages school-affiliated organizations to consider the impact of fundraising activities on the overall school and district program. School-affiliated organizations may consult with the principal to determine school needs and priorities. Activities by school-affiliated organizations shall not conflict with law, Board policies, administrative regulations, or any rules of the sponsoring school.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

200-262.4 Prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sex

35160 Authority of governing boards

38130-38138 Civic Center Act, use of school property for public purposes

48931 Authorization for sale of food by student organization

48932 Authorization for fund-raising activities by student organization

49431 Sale of food to elementary students during the school day

49431.2 Sale of food to middle, junior, or high school students

49431.5 Sale of beverages at elementary, middle, or junior high schools

51520 Prohibited solicitation on school premises

51521 Fund-raising project

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE

17510-17510.95 Solicitations for charitable purposes

25608 Alcohol on school property; use in connection with instruction

GOVERNMENT CODE

12580-12599.7 Fundraisers for Charitable Purposes Act

PENAL CODE

319-329 Lottery, raffle

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

4900-4965 Nondiscrimination in elementary and secondary education programs

15500 Food sales in elementary schools

15501 Food sales in high schools and junior high schools

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 11

300-312.1 Fundraising for charitable purposes

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

1681-1688 Discrimination based on sex or blindness, Title IX

COURT DECISIONS

Serrano v. Priest, (1976) 18 Cal. 3d 728

Management Resources:

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION LEGAL ADVISORIES

1101.89 School District Liability and "Hold Harmless" Agreements, LO: 4-89

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

California Office of the Attorney General, charitable trust registry: http://caag.state.ca.us/charities

California State PTA: http://www.capta.org

Policy OCEANSIDE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: April 20, 2010 Oceanside, California