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5136 Fund-Raising Acticities

NORTHFIELD BOARD OF EDUCATION FILE CODE: 5136 Northfield, New Jersey Monitored Mandated X Other Reasons Policy


The Northfield Board of Education recognizes the value of having students participate in fund-raising activities, both as individuals and as groups, in order to help defray the cost of certain noncurricular field trips, or other worthwhile programs, or in support of a board approved charitable cause.

For purposes of this policy, “student fund raising” shall include the solicitation and collection of money by students for any purpose and shall include the collection of money in exchange for tickets, papers or any other goods or services except those goods and services which are part of a board-approved program of the schools.

The board prohibits the collection of money in school or on school property or at any school-sponsored event by a student for personal benefit. Collection of money by school organizations approved by the board shall be approved by the principal. Collections by organizations outside the schools or by students on behalf of such organizations shall be approved by the Superintendent of Schools.

The board shall not be responsible for the protection of or the accounting of funds collected from students by organizations outside the schools, by teaching staff members when not required to collect money for a boardapproved purpose, and by school-connected organizations. Funds raised by school-sponsored activities shall be deposited in the proper district accounts.

The board prohibits fundraising activities by school-sponsored groups or outside organizations that encourage or require door-to-door solicitation.

Adopted: No Date NJSBA Review/Update: November 2009; December 2010 Readopted: October 24, 2011

Key Words

Fund Raising, School-connected Organizations

Legal References: N.J.S.A. 18A:11-1 General mandatory powers and duties

  1. 18A:19-14 Funds derived from student activities
  2. 18A:20-34 Use of schoolhouse and grounds for various purposes
  3. 18A:23-1 Audit when and how made
  4. 18A:23-2 Scope of audit
  5. 18A:54-20 Powers of board (county vocational schools)
  6. 52:14-15.9c1. et al. Public Employee Charitable Fund-Raising Act
  7. 6A:23A-16.1 et seq. Double Entry Bookkeeping and GAAP Accounting in Local School Districts
  8. 6A:23A-16.12 Student activity funds
  9. 6A:23A-16.13 School store business practices

Selfridge v. Kinnelon Board of Education, 1977 S.L.D. 522

Possible Cross References: *1140 Distribution of materials by students and staff

File Code: 5136


1210 Community organizations *1230 School-connected organizations

1314 Fundraising by outside organizations *1330 Use of school facilities *3400 Accounts *3450 Money in school buildings *3453 School activity funds

3571 Financial reports *3571.4 Audit *6145 Extracurricular activities *6153 Field trips

*Indicates policy is included in the Critical Policy Reference Manual.

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