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229. STUDENT FUND RAISING


Date Adopted: April 27, 1981
Date Revised: December 17, 1990

1. Purpose
 

  1. The Board of Education acknowledges that the solicitation of funds from students must be limited because compulsory attendance laws make the student a captive donor and such solicitation may disrupt the program of the schools.

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2. Definition
 
  1. For purposes of this policy "student fund raising" shall include the solicitation and collection of money by students for any purpose and shall include the collection of money in exchange for tickets, papers, advertising or any other goods or services.

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3. Authority
 
  1. The Board prohibits the collection of money in school or on school property, or at any school sponsored event by a student for personal benefit.

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  3. Collection of money by approved school organizations may be permitted by the building principal. Collection by students on behalf of school organizations outside the schools may be permitted only by the Superintendent.

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4. Delegation of Responsibility
 
  1. The Superintendent shall establish rules and regulations for the solicitation of funds which shall specify the times and places in which funds may be collected and describe permitted methods of solicitation which do not place undue pressure on students or patrons.

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  3. The principal shall distribute this policy and the rules which implement it to each student organization granted permission to solicit funds. Funds solicited shall be controlled by Student Body Finances, P.G. 618.
References:

Pennsylvania School Code, Section 511(d)
Pennsylvania School Code 22, Section 12.15(h)
P.G. 618