Student Fund Raising Activities
The Board recognizes that students and other school organizations
(e.g. PTO, library, drama club) may wish to engage in fund
raising activities. Fund raising activities must be for the
support of the school mission or approved charitable causes.
All fund raising activities that impact the community outside
of school (i.e. sales of merchandise, raffle tickets, or anything
which involves solicitation from community members outside
the walls of the school) require prior approval of the Superintendent
or his/her designee.
Fund raising will not be school-sponsored unless it is approved
by the Superintendent or his/her designee. All fund raising
money must be deposited in the school activity accounts which
shall be maintained according to standards and procedures
established by the Superintendent or his/her designee, and
these accounts shall be audited annually.
ADOPTED: June 14, 2007
Administrative Procedures for Lyme School Fund-Raising
To avoid conflicts, major fund-raising efforts
for the school and related organizations will be coordinated
each school year. Class and/or parent advisors will submit
plans and dates of fund raising events to the Principal’s
office by October 1. The Principal shall resolve any conflicts
and publish a schedule of fund-raising events for the school
year by mid-October. The superintendent’s approval of
any fund-raising event that involves direct solicitation of
community members will be obtained prior to publishing the
1. All fund-raising must be approved in advance by the Principal.
2. Any fund-raising efforts that involves direct solicitation
of community members also requires the approval of the superintendent
or his/her designee.
3. Fund-raising activities are limited to the following, except
with the express permission of the Superintendent:
a. School-related fund-raising activities that
provide a service (e.g. school dances, running the scoreboard
for games, kids for hire, etc.).
b. Dedicated fund-raisers for the seventh- and eighth-grade class
trips. During 2007-2008 there will be a limit of three dedicated
fund-raisers for grade 8 and one dedicated fund raiser for grade
7. For 2008 and 2009 and years thereafter the eighth grade will
be permitted to have two dedicated fund-raisers and the seventh
grade will be permitted to have one.
c. One all-school fund-raiser per year run in conjunction with
a single merchandiser or fund raising company (e.g., Innisbrook,
5. In the event that students are unable to
raise sufficient funds to pay for a class trip, the difference
will paid by students’ parents with scholarships available
for those unable to pay. However, no student can be required
to pay for a field trip if the trip is a required part of
the school curriculum.
6. The Principal shall communicate guidelines for fund-raising
and distribute these guidelines to staff, class advisors,
and parent class sponsors.
7. Parents of seventh and eighth grade students will be informed
annually of the
purpose and educational goals of the seventh and eighth grade
All proceeds from school-wide fund-raising activities will
be deposited in a single activity account under the control
of the superintendent. Funds will be divided proportionally
according to the amount raised by each class (grade). All
other fund-raising proceeds will be placed in the Lyme School