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School-Connected Organizations   

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The Board of Education recognizes that parents/guardians and community members may wish to organize parent organizations and/or booster clubs for the purpose of supporting district programs and/or extracurricular programs such as athletic teams, debate teams, and musical groups.

The Board requires parent/guardian clubs to have a written statement of purpose and bylaws. The Board recognizes that school connected organizations are separate legal entities independent of the district. The Superintendent or designee shall establish appropriate internal controls for the relationship between school-connected organizations and the district.

(cf. 1321 - Solicitation of Funds from and by Students)

(cf. 3290 - Gifts, Grants and Bequests)

(cf. 3452 - Student Activity Funds)

Groups desiring to be recognized as school-connected organizations shall request authorization from the Principal in accordance with conditions established in administrative regulations.

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

(cf. 3290 - Gifts, Grants and Bequests)

(cf. 3554 - Other Food Sales)

(cf. 5030 - Student Wellness)

(cf. 6145 - Extracurricular and Cocurricular Activities)

(cf. 6145.2 - Athletic Competition)

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 PETALUMA CITY SCHOOLS

adopted: June 25, 2002 Petaluma, California

revised: April 8, 2008