JL - Student Solicitations
Students shall not be “used” to solicit their parents and they shall not become unwilling servants of the school or any organization. Teachers, principals or any other personnel or group will not require students to take home, or require students to bring back from their parents, forms or questionnaires, etc. for any organization or individual.
The practice of placing groups in competition with one another (room vs. room, school vs. school, boys vs. girls, etc.) in solicitation is rejected and is in opposition to district policy. Drives for donations by charitable organizations are rejected.
In order to achieve a high degree of consistency in the administration of this policy, the principal of each school will be alerted to the request of each individual teacher of his/her students. The superintendent will be consulted by the principals for permission to carry on any activity which may be in opposition to the district’s solicitation policy.
This policy does not prohibit the sending of notices or invitations to student homes, nor the taking of pictures of elementary school students, which shall be done before school in the morning or during the lunch hour.
The following exceptions to this policy, are approved by the Board:
- Special permission has been granted to both junior high schools to conduct a magazine campaign during the fall semester;
- Special permission has been granted to the elementary schools to permit students to purchase inexpensive books at a substantial discount. On the request of the students, teachers order the books, collect from the student and distribute the books upon their arrival.