The district recognizes that it needs a balance of state, federal, local, and nongovernmental funds to achieve its goals. The district further recognizes that dwindling state and federal funds present challenges for the district. The district may seek local and nongovernmental funding sources in order to preserve, establish and enhance important district programs and educational opportunities. The district’s ability to offer diverse, quality educational programs and experiences for our students depends in part on our ability to secure reliable alternative sources of funding.
To preserve and to establish district 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; (4) and/or promote the effective, efficient, or safe management and operation of the district.
District fundraising activities may include: (1) soliciting gifts and donations that are reasonably related to the pursuit of the district’s objectives; (2) entering into interlocal agreements with other governments which generate additional funds for school district activities; and/or (3) operating various revenue generating enterprises consisting of the sale of goods or services that are produced by, or that are linked to, the district’s educational program. Fundraising programs, including enterprise activities, will be in the best interests of the district and will not interfere with the operation of the district’s programs and functions. District fundraising programs will 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 Parent Teacher Organizations, other non-profit or citizens’ organizations, or the Associated Student Body. Fundraising by the Associated Student Body is addressed by RCW
28A.325.030 and Board Policy 3530.
The superintendent will establish procedures for the administration of district fundraising programs to ensure compliance with all applicable laws.
RCW 28A.325.030 Associated student body program fund – Fundraising activities – Non associated student body program fund moneys
RCW 28A.320.030 Gifts, conveyances, etc., for scholarship and student aid purposes, receipt and administration