Policy 511 - Student Fundraising


The purpose of this policy is to address fundraising for the district including student fundraising.


The school board recognizes a desire and a need for fundraising to support district programs or student activities. The school board also recognizes a need for some constraint to prevent fundraising activities from becoming too numerous and overly demanding on employees, students, and the general public.

  1. The building administrators shall be responsible for developing recommendations to the superintendent that will result in a level of activity deemed acceptable by employees, parents, and students.
  2. All fundraising activities must be approved, in advance, by the administration. Participation in nonapproved activities shall be considered a violation of school district policy.
  3. The superintendent shall be responsible for providing coordination of student fundraising throughout the school district as deemed appropriate.
  4. The school district expects all students who participate in approved fundraising activities to represent the school, the student organization, and the community in a responsible manner.  All rules pertaining to student conduct and student discipline extend to student fundraising activities.
  5. The school district expects all employees who plan, supervise, coordinate, or participate in student fundraising activities to act in the best interests of the students and to represent the school, the student organization, and the community in a responsible manner.
  6. Individual student participation is optional.  Students shall not be pressured to sell products or solicit funds and will not be required to meet a sales quota to participate in an activity or field trip.  Staff shall not use their positions of influence to pressure students to participate nor shall students who do not participate in any way be penalized.

The superintendent shall report to the school board, at least annually, on the nature and scope of student fundraising activities approved pursuant to this policy.

Legal References:

  • Minn. Stat.§120A.20 (Age Limitations; Pupils)
  • Minn. Stat. § 123B.09, Subd. 8 (Duties)
  • Minn. Stat. § 123B.36 (Authorized Fees)

Cross References:

Adopted: February 26, 2002
Revised: September 26, 2006
Revised: July 17, 2007
Revised: October 13, 2009
Reviewed: February 16, 2016
Revised: March 21, 2017
Reviewed: April 19, 2022