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Burbank USD |  BP  1321  Community Relations

Solicitation Of Funds From And By Students   

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Students are prohibited from being required to pay a fee for participation in an educational activity offered by a school or district that constitutes an integral fundamental part of elementary and secondary education, including, but not limited to, co-curricular and extracurricular activities. (Education Code 49011 a,b)

1. The Board of Education recognizes that participation in fundraising activities for the schools and for nonprofit, for nonpartisan charitable organizations can help students develop a sense of social responsibility.

2. When approved in advance by the Board, funds may be solicited or materials distributed for those nonprofit, nonpartisan organizations that are properly chartered or licensed by state or federal law. (Education Code 51521)

3. This policy does not apply to Associated Student Body (ASB) or Parent Teacher Association (PTA) accounts.

4. Any classroom activity requiring fundraising, and or the seeking of donations and contributions must have the principal's prior approval. (Education Code 51521)

Solicitation on Behalf of the School

1. With the advanced approval of the Superintendent or designee, official school-related organizations may organize fund-raising events involving students.

2. The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that parents/guardians are informed of the purpose of all fundraisers benefiting the school or school-connected organizations. Parents/guardians shall be encouraged to offer their suggestions for the use of money raised to improve school facilities or to finance supplementary educational experiences. After the fundraiser is held, parents/guardians shall be told how much money was raised and how it was spent.

All Solicitation

1. The Board recognizes that the opportunity to participate in financial support activities is of benefit to the student, school site, and district. To this end, students should be encouraged to participate in such activities. No students shall be barred from any activity because they did not participate in fundraising.

2. Fundraising events shall be planned and conducted in such a manner as to teach and exemplify sound, ethical business practices and should be scheduled so as not to conflict with other school-related events nor to place an undue financial burden upon the residents of the district.

Business on District Property

Except as provided by Administrative Regulations, no individual may conduct any business by advertising or offering for sale any article or service to students or employees on school district property. Advertisement in designated locations and sales outside of working hours may be permitted for employees, but only for personally-owned articles and/or personally-provided services.

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 BURBANK UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: August 15, 2013 Burbank, California