The Narragansett School Committee recognizes that generating
additional revenue in support of programs can enhance educational and
extra-curricular services for students. This
policy includes traditional fundraising activities as well as social events
which may incorporate a fundraising component.
Funds raised shall be used to benefit students, enhance the quality and
relevance of education for learners, and contribute to the development of
responsible citizens. Fundraising
activities must be compatible with the best interests of the students, school personnel,
and community and not detract from the instructional program.
In accordance with R.I.G.L. 16-38-6, the following
restrictions on fundraising and commercial activity in the Narragansett Schools
activities that are directly sponsored and controlled by the school should
be limited so that no more than one such major activity occurs during a
given period of time in that school.
Each school shall develop a calendar of fundraising events for the
school year. The elementary,
middle, and high school principals shall coordinate major fundraising
activities so that community members will not be confronted with several
schools having fundraising events occurring at the same time.
shall encourage the parent/teacher organization (PTO) and various booster
organizations to coordinate their fundraising activities with school
sponsored activities. All
activities are to be submitted through the building principal for his
guidance and approval. It is
strongly encouraged that the PTO and booster organizations’ fundraising
activities be placed on the school fundraising calendar to foster
coordination and planning. Furthermore, it is recommended that a district
calendar be compiled from the combined school, PTO, and booster
may not conduct any sales campaign, project, or other fundraising process
which requires, encourages, or otherwise promotes the utilization of
students in door-to-door solicitation.
Students should not be put at risk when participating in
fundraising activities. Autonomous
organizations, such as PTO and booster clubs, must comply with these
requirements if students or school department employees are to be utilized
in fundraising activities.
fundraising and other commercial activities shall be entirely
voluntary. No student, teacher, or
other employee shall be subject to any punishment, sanction, loss, or
other detriment as a result of not participating in any sales, sales
promotion, or other commercial activity.
Moreover, students may be asked, but not be required to deliver any
sales promotion or other commercial materials to their parents or
commercial goods or services shall be sold to students in the Narragansett
Schools or on school property, nor shall any commercial materials (flyers,
literature, and advertisements that are concerned with non-profit
fundraising efforts, or any other solicitation) be given to students from
the schools, except as authorized by the Superintendent.
consideration should be given to “incentive” fundraising. All groups are encouraged to choose
incentives that are appropriate and safe for our students.
fundraising or commercial activity conducted in the Narragansett Schools
shall violate any provision of the Student Nutrition and Physical Activity
activities benefiting the schools which involve games of chance or raffles
must be conducted in accordance with state law and approved regulations.
accounting of the income and expenditures related to school fundraising
and commercial activities will be forwarded to the Narragansett School
System Business Office by each school and autonomous organization, such as
the PTO and various booster clubs, on a monthly and annual basis.
deemed necessary to avoid disruption of the school curriculum, the
Superintendent may limit the number and duration of fundraising and other
commercial activities in any school year or particular school.
public school official or public school employee shall, for any purpose,
solicit or exact from any student in any public school any contribution or
gift of money or any article of value or any pledge to contribute any
money or article of value, without prior permission being granted by the
1st Reading: October 10, 1979
Adopted: November 14, 1979
Revised: August 22, 1990
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