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Policies and Regulations

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Regulation 7-43.1

COMMUNITY RELATIONS

Fund-Raising by Students

Fund-raising by students will be governed by this Regulation.

  1. Fund-raising activities by student groups may take place only before school, after school, and during lunch periods.
  2. Fund-raising activities by schools, school-sponsored organizations or student groups may not include the following prohibited elements:
    1. The use of cash or prize incentives in any fund-raising activity;
    2. Door -to-door sales or neighborhood canvassing by elementary and middle school students; or
    3. The use of instructional time to promote a fund-raising activity or to celebrate the outcome of a fund-raising activity. This restriction shall not apply to annual book fairs conducted under the supervision of a school's media specialist.
  3. The procedures below will be used by secondary school student groups in seeking approval for fund-raising activities.
    1. The group will complete the appropriate form(s) designated by the school.
    2. This written request will be presented to the Inter Club Council (ICC) and/or the student activities coordinator (SAC).
    3. The ICC/SAC will review each request in accordance with the following criteria:
      1. 1)
        Schedule of other fund-raising events;
      2. 2)
        Duplication of activities by various clubs or groups;
      3. 3)
        Potential to raise funds.
    4. If approved by the ICC/SAC, the request will be submitted to the principal for final approval prior to implementation.
    5. If approved by the principal, the group will submit a purchase order/requisition to the bookkeeper.

Approved by Superintendent: July 16, 1991
Revised by Superintendent: November 19, 1997 (Effective Date December 1, 1997)
Revised by Superintendent: October 8, 1998
Scrivener’s Amendments: May 23, 2014