Does the state regulate fund raising activities within the public elementary school systems for activities that are not school related activities?
My child attends a public elementary school in West-Central Wisconsin and was approached to participate in a fund raising activity for a sports program that is not being run by the school, but, is sponsored by a Booster Club. This was done without parental permission and was distributed during school hours. The school board, elementary principal, and school superintendent have been questioned and have been unwilling to provide any answers to questions concerning this issue. Any information would be helpful. Thank you.
Hi, I received an email (on Monday, November 9, 2009) from Allison Coshenet, the Reference Librarian at the Wisconsin Reference and Loan Library of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Here's what she said...
"I contacted Brad Adams, one of the consultants who works on the School Financial Services team at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. According to Brad, there are no administrative rules or statutes that directly pertain to fundraising in Wisconsin public schools.
Districts may have their own policies concerning non-school related fundraisers, but the state of Wisconsin does not regulate that."
Even though the school is not divulging their answers to your question, the hope would be that the principal is aware and approving all the various fundraising efforts at the school. Without some governance, I think too many fundraisers tend to take place.