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The board’s ability to offer diverse, quality educational programs and experiences for the students depends in part on our ability to secure reliable and supplemental sources of funding. The board recognizes that it needs a balance of state, federal, local, and nongovernmental funds to achieve its educational goals. The board 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 necessary district programs and educational opportunities.
To preserve and to establish necessary district programs and educational opportunities, the board authorizes fundraising activities where such programs: (1) promote K-12 education; (2) provide educational experiences for students; (3) address local funding obligations that support the educational mission of the district; and/or (4) 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 policy 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 Student Association or other non-profit or citizens organizations. Fundraising by the Associated Study Body is addressed by RCW 28A.325.030 and District Policy No. 3530.
The superintendent (or designee) shall establish procedures for the administration of district fundraising programs to ensure compliance with all applicable laws.
Legal References: RCW 28A.320.015 School boards of directors – Powers – Notice of adoption of policy.
28A.320.030 Gifts, conveyances, etc., for scholarship and student aid purposes, receipt and administration
28A.320.035 Contracting out – Board’s powers and duties – Goods and services.
28A.335.060 Surplus school property, rental, lease or use of – disposition of moneys received from
28A.335.090 Conveyance and acquisition of property – management.
28A.335.180 Surplus texts and other educational aids, notice of availability – Student priority as to texts.
39.33.070 School districts and libraries – Disposal of obsolete or surplus reading materials – Procedures.
Adoption Date: 10/10/02