The board values the participation and the support of school district-community groups, including, but not limited to, the booster club and parent-teacher organizations, which strive for the betterment of the school district and the education program. The board will work closely with these groups.
Prior to any purchase of, or fund raising for the purchase of goods or services for the school district, the group will confer with the superintendent to assist the group in purchasing goods or services to meet the school district's needs.
Funds raised by these groups for the school district are separate from the accounts of the school district.
It is the responsibility of the building principal to be the liaison with the school district-community groups affiliated with the building principal's attendance center.
NOTE: Boards may want to personalize this policy to reflect the actual groups, organizations and associations within the school district. Districts should clarify whether school-community group funds are going to be kept separate from the school district, or whether these funds will be held in custodial fund accounts, then eliminate the bracketed language that does not apply.
Legal Reference: Iowa Code §§ 279.8
Cross Reference: 903 Public Participation in the School District
Approved 2-4-04 Reviewed 2-21-11 6-19-19 4/19/21 Revised 4/19/21