KI - Public Solicitation in District Facilities

Code: KI
Adopted: 1/29/20

Fund raising and solicitation by non-school agencies or for non-school activities during school hours will not be permitted without prior approval of the principal.  District fundraising and solicitation by non-school agencies or for non-school activities during school hours will not be permitted without prior approval of the superintendent. 

Demonstrations of services or materials and canvassing of students or employees for the purpose of selling products or services shall not be permitted in either the district’s schools or grounds, unless authorized by the superintendent or principal.

No non-school-sponsored organization or individual may solicit funds or sell tickets within the district without first securing permission through the superintendent or principal.

If approved, whenever possible, solicitation should occur during non-classroom time.

The administration of surveys, questionnaires and requests for information by non-school-connected organizations is prohibited.  Exceptions may be approved by the superintendent. In the event an exception is granted for the administration or distribution of a survey created by a third party, the district will provide an opportunity for the student’s parent to inspect such survey upon request, before the survey is administered or distributed by a school to a student.  Parents are to be notified of any district survey containing any “covered survey items.”[1]

Parents may also request that their student be excused from participation in such surveys. Requests may be submitted in accordance with the provisions of Board policy KAB - Parental Rights and accompanying administrative regulation.

As required by law, the superintendent shall ensure that notification is provided to parents of students at least annually at the beginning of the school year or when enrolling students for the first time in school, of the specific or approximate dates during the school year when such surveys are scheduled or expected to be scheduled. The rights provided to parents under this policy transfer to the student when the student turns 18 years of age or is an emancipated minor under applicable state law.

The district recognizes its responsibility to protect student privacy. Personal information that may be collected as a result of such surveys will be released only with prior, written parental permission, unless as otherwise provided by law and/or the provisions of Board policy JOB - Personally Identifiable Information.

[1] “Covered survey items” include one or more of the following items: political affiliations or beliefs of the student or the student’s family; mental and psychological problems of the student or the student’s family; sex behavior or attitudes; illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating or demeaning behavior; critical appraisals of other individuals with whom respondents have close family relationships; legally recognized privileged or analogous relationships, such as those of lawyers, physicians and ministers; religious practices, affiliations or beliefs of the student or the student’s parent; and income, other than that required by law to determine eligibility for participation in a program or for receiving financial assistance under such a program.

Legal Reference(s)

32 Or. Atty. Gen. Op. 209 (1965)
46 or. Atty. Gen. Op 239 (1989)
Protection of Pupil Rights, 20 U.S.C. § 1232h (2012); Student Rights in Research, Experimental Programs and Testing, 34 C.F.R. Part 98 (2017).
Every Student Succeeds Act, 20 U.S.C. § 7928 (2012).
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1232g (2012).