POLICY:

Fund Raising in Schools

SECTION:

School Operations

 

SUB-SECTION:

Communications

 

DATE APPROVED:

September 19, 2000

LAST AMENDMENT:

POLICY REFERENCES:

POLICY:

  1. The Board shall permit fund raising to be undertaken by its schools. All fund raising activities, whether for the school or for an approved organization, shall be related to the Board's Mission Statement, and to charitable, humanitarian, educational, or service activities consistent with the tenets of the Roman Catholic Church.
  2. Funds raised shall not be used for the purpose of:
    1. altering school physical structure
    2. increasing school/Board operating costs.

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES:

  1. Unless authorized by the Director of Education/designate, schools will not be used by any organization as a distributing centre for any selling purposes.
  2. All fund raising will be carried out under the jurisdiction and supervision of the Principal.
  3. Participation of students in fund raising in schools will be voluntary, and consideration will be given to factors such as the age and safety of the students:
    1. Door-to-door canvassing by students will not be permitted
    2. Fund raising activities will not interfere unduly with the learning experiences in the curriculum.
  4. Elementary school (JK-8) Principals will be authorized to organize, annually, a maximum of two school wide fund raising activities for internal specific school needs, or projects such as purchasing specialized equipment, graduation, field trips, etc.
  5. Intermediate and secondary school Principals will be authorized to organize a maximum of three school wide fund raising activities for internal specific school needs, or projects such as purchasing specialized equipment, graduation, field trips, etc.
  6. School Principals will be authorized to organize fund raising activities for the purpose of donating money and/or goods for charitable purposes.
  7. Any other fund raising activity involving school or student participation will require the approval of the senior administration.
  8. The safekeeping of funds collected for or held within the school, and the disbursement of those funds, will be the responsibility of the Principal.
  9. The Board will not be responsible for collected funds, personal property or articles lost or stolen on its property.
  10. The Principal will report annually in accordance with the procedures described in the School Generated Funds policy of the Board.