The school system is responsible for providing large capital items that are standard use for school buildings, including playgrounds, technology, copiers, classroom furniture and major equipment. Fund raising for the purpose of purchasing large capital items that are standard use for school buildings and grounds, and providing financial resources for the purpose of hiring building staff and/or changing established curricula is beyond the scope of responsibility for parent-teacher organizations and members of the community at large.
The School Committee urges all school-affiliated groups to work collaboratively with the principals and Site-Based School Councils throughout the year to define appropriate enrichment objectives.
All gifts valued over $500.00 must be approved by the School Committee in advance of raising funds and procuring items.
Fund raising projects which entail door-to-door solicitations by students in grades K-5 will not be allowed. Fund raising projects which entail door-to-door solicitations by students grades 6-12 should be discouraged. Exceptions may be made by the Principals for projects which relate directly to services or performances by students (plays, musicals, concerts, etc.). Gifts will automatically become the property of the school system.