6102 - District Fund Raising Activities
The District’s ability to offer diverse, quality educational programs and experiences for our students depends in part on our ability to secure reliable and supplemental sources of funding. The District recognizes that it needs a balance of state, federal, local, and nongovernmental funds to achieve its goals. The District further recognizes that shrinking state and federal funds present challenges for the District. Increasingly, the District is seeking local and nongovernmental funding sources in order to preserve and to establish important District programs and educational opportunities that enhance basic education.
To preserve and to establish District supplemental programs and educational opportunities, the board authorizes fundraising activities where such programs: (1) promote K-12 education; (2) provide educational experiences for students; and/or (3) address local funding obligations that support the educational mission of the District and/or promote the effective, efficient, or safe management and operation of the District. Fundraising programs, including enterprise activities, shall be in the best interests of the District and shall not interfere with the operation of the District’s programs and functions. District fundraising programs shall not conflict with any applicable law and/or state or federal constitutional provisions, including the separation of church and state.
This Regulation governs the establishment and administration of District fundraising for the general fund and for particular programs in the District. It does not address fundraising programs conducted by the Parent Teacher Association, other non-profit or citizen’s organizations, or the Associated Student Body. Fundraising by the Associated Study Body is specifically addressed by RCW 28A.325.030 and District Regulation No. 3510.
The superintendent (or designee) shall establish procedures for the administration of District fundraising programs to ensure compliance with all applicable laws.
- RCW 28A.320.015 School Boards of Directors – Powers –Notice of adoption of Regulation
- RCW 28A.320.030 Gifts, conveyances, etc., for scholarship and student aid purposes, receipt and administration
- AGO 2003 No. 1 Attorney General’s Opinion
- Regulation News, December 2003 District Fundraising Activities