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Policies and Regulations

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 7-43


Fund-Raising by Students

  1. Generally

    Fund-raising activities by a school, school-sponsored organization or student group may not include any of 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 on the use of instructional time shall not apply to annual book fairs conducted under the supervision of a school's media specialist.
  2. High School Fund-Raising

    Fund-raising activities by schools, school-sponsored organizations or student groups that require and/or encourage high school students to engage in door-to-door selling or to solicit funds within the community must have the prior authorization of the principal under regulations approved by the Superintendent.

  3. In-school Projects

    The individual school principal may use his or her discretion in approving or disapproving in-school fund-raising projects. These are projects in which students are involved either during the school day or are scheduled before and/or after school. Projects in this category take place on the school premises or where a sanctioned school function is being held.

Adopted by School Board: October 21, 1969
Amended by School Board: August 21, 1990
Amended by School Board: July 16, 1991
Amended by School Board: October 20, 1992
Amended by School Board: November 18, 1997 (Effective Date December 1, 1997)
Amended by School Board: October 6, 1998
Scrivener’s Amendments: June 10, 2014