Fundraising projects in which students sell merchandise, provide services, or in other ways solicit money for school activities may be sponsored by school organizations with the express approval of the Building Principal. Any such plan shall have a clearly defined purpose and, in general, shall contribute to the educational experience of students and shall not conflict with instructional programs or state mandates. Fundraising activities away from school property shall be held to a minimum. All participation shall be voluntary.
Employees are cautioned against giving the impression to students that the purpose of selling items or paying a fee is to defray a portion of the District’s educational program. At no time should a student’s participation in an educational activity include such sales or fees. In addition, it is imperative that employees not deposit the proceeds of any legitimate sales activity in their own personal accounts. These activities may jeopardize a student’s right to participate in the educational program on a tuition and/or fee-free basis. Further, employees engaged in such activities may be held personally liable.
New York State Constitution, Article 8, Section 1
Education Law Section 414
8 NYCRR Section 19.6
NOTE: Refer also to Policy #3271 — Solicitation of Charitable Donations from School Children
Adopted February 27, 2018