Fundraising activities should support the educational goals of the District. District procedures require a 30-day notice for all fundraising activities that are to occur on campus, utilizing or benefiting WISD students, or involving booster club/PTO organizations. Advance notice of fundraising activities is through the fundraising application. At the completion of each fundraiser, we also request an operations report on all student activity funds and campus-wide fundraising activities which should be filed within 10 days of the completion of the activity.
The following are some important reminders from the University Interscholastic League (UIL) to keep in mind whether the fundraising activities are performed by students or booster clubs:
- Funds are to be used to support school activities. To provide such funding for non-school activities would violate UIL rules and the public trust through which funds are earned.
- Fundraising projects are subject to state law. The non-profit status may be obtained from the IRS.
- Sales campaigns should be planned carefully to ensure that the projects provide a dollar value for items sold and that most of the money raised stays at home.