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Waugh ESD |  AR  1321  Community Relations

Solicitation Of Funds From And By Students   

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All selling or soliciting activities must be approved at least 15 days before the activity. If the event involves a contract with a commercial vendor, the contract shall be reviewed by the Superintendent or designee.

In order to minimize interruptions to regularly scheduled instruction, staff shall limit fund-raising activities to appropriate time periods designated by the principal.

(cf. 6116 - Classroom Interruptions)

The principal or designee shall ensure that letters are sent to parents/guardians regarding all fund-raising activities.

The Board will determine the number of fund raisers annually..

All fund-raising activities must be concluded within the duration of 15 school days unless special provisions are made with the Superintendent or designee.

In keeping with the concept that school-sponsored activities should raise social awareness as well as funds, at least one of each school's yearly fund-raisers shall be held for the benefit of a worthwhile humanitarian cause rather than to finance school trips or equipment.

No student shall be required to raise a specified amount of money in order to participate in an activity sponsored by a school-related organization.

Students making solicitations on behalf of the school or for school-related projects are expected to be courteous and respectful towards allindividuals and businesses, whatever the outcome of the solicitation may be.

Door-to-Door Sales

The California Code of Regulations, Title 8, 11706 allows minors under 16 to engage in door-to-door sales only under the following conditions:

1. The minors must work in pairs, as a team, on the same or opposite side of the street.

2. The minors must be supervised by an adult, with one adult for every crew of ten or fewer minors.

3. The minors must be within the sight or sound of their adult supervisor at least once every 15 minutes.

4. The minors must be returned to their respective homes or meeting places after each day's work.

Letters sent to parents/guardians regarding such activities may include the following additional suggestions:

1. Students should not be out after dark selling or soliciting funds for school activities.

2. Students are not to sell or solicit funds outside of their immediate neighborhood.

Students in grades K-3 shall not be involved in any door-to-door sales or solicitations.


approved: March 13, 1992 Petaluma, California