Policy JL-R

1. All fund raising projects which involve community solicitation, i.e., door-to-door or business sales, must be submitted to the Superintendent/designee for approval two weeks prior to the proposed activity. Examples of community solicitation activities requiring approval are outside groups performing at school for fund raising purposes, March of Dimes, trash bag sales, patron ticket drives, magazine drives, and candy sales.

2. Each fund raising request must be submitted to the Superintendent/designee at least two weeks prior to the date of the fund raiser. No fund raiser will be considered for approval unless it has been pre-approved by the principal.

3. The principal should strive to maintain a balance between fund raising and service/educational activities for parent groups.

4. For the elementary and middle schools, general door to door sales/solicitation campaigns by students are prohibited.

5. No cash prizes will be given to any student K-12.

6. All car washes must occur on the premises of the city schools. The car wash does not have to be on the premises of the school requesting the fund raiser, but it must be on school-owned property. It is the requesting school's responsibility to make all arrangements with the other school to use the facilities/premises. Students will not drive any customer's cars at car washes due to insurance regulations.
7. Businesses in the community should be advised, through whatever means are appropriate, to be aware of groups and businesses soliciting in the name of the schools which may not have proper authorization. Any school or community group which carries out a solicitation project will have a letter, signed by the school principal, which states that the project has been approved by the Superintendent/designee of schools. If a solicitor does not have the letter of approval, businesses are advised to reject the solicitation and report the matter to the Superintendent by calling 515-5000.

Adopted: August 16, 1977
Revised: November 2, 1982
Revised: August 9, 1988
Revised: August 1, 1989
Revised: September 3, 1996
Revised: August 17, 2010
Revised: February 18, 2014