KHA Public Solicitations in the Schools

File: KHA




The School Committee will place limits on commercial activities and fund-raising activities in

the schools for the following reasons:


1.      The school system should provide students, parents, and employees some measure of

protection from exploitation by commercial and charitable fund-raising organizations.

2.      The school system should not give the public the impression of generally endorsing or

sanctioning commercial and fund-raising activities.

3.      Promotes inappropriate competition among students or creates/highlights inequities

among students


Following these guiding statements, the Superintendent and Principal may permit occasional

commercial or fund-raising activities related to the objectives of the school and consistent with

the school’s mission statement.


For the purposes of this policy, the Shutesbury Elementary PTO and groups representing school

students and staff will be considered "school groups". Unless otherwise prohibited by the

Superintendent or the Principal, “school groups” shall be permitted to conduct reasonable and

limited fund-raising activities focused on expanding or improving the educational experience for

students and staff of the Shutesbury School District.




LEGAL REF.: M.G.L. 44:53A


CROSS REFS.: GBEBC, Staff Gifts and Solicitations

 JJE, Student Fund-Raising Activities

 JP, Student Gifts and Solicitations

 KHB, Advertising in the Schools


First Reading: 01/16/14

Final Vote: 03/20/14