Individual schools may choose to participate in fundraising activities to benefit the school, the student activities of the school, school projects, and non-profit charitable organizations, provided that such fundraising does not restrict or impair the educational program and is consistent with the standards, criteria, and limitations of District Policies and Rules, including 1115.1, 1340.1, 3614.1, 3921.1, 6700.1, and 7305.1. Permission to conduct these fundraising activities must be approved by the school principal prior to the commencement of the fundraising activity.
Individual schools may not commence or participate in any fundraising activities to raise funds for any “special project” as that term is defined in District Rule 3614.1 until the special project and fundraising activity has been pre-approved by the Superintendent (or designee). If a school, parent or community group wishes to engage in fundraising for a “special project,” building principals shall follow the procedures for submitting special projects to the Superintendent (or designee) set forth in District Rule 3614.1.
The schools may advertise fundraising events in the Activities Express newspaper, if such assistance is determined by the Superintendent or designee to be consistent with the standards, criteria, and limitations of District Policies and Rules. Promotional material for fundraising activities taking place in individual schools may be distributed to students by school staff members only. Promotional material for fundraising activities taking place in individual schools may be distributed in the individual school newsletters and newspapers.
The only authorized district-wide campaigns for solicitation of funds from employees and students will be the United Way campaign and the Millard Public Schools Foundation campaign.
Participation in fundraising activities by students and staff must be voluntary.
Schools may not use class time to participate in fundraising activities, unless the fundraising activity is within the context of a curricular program.
Schools may not use door-to-door solicitations in their fundraising activities.
Schools may not exclude any students from attending celebratory or recognition activities that occur as a result of fundraising activities.
The District does not by this Rule create or establish an open or public forum and reserves the sole and absolute right to determine the acceptable fundraising activities conducted district-wide.