The State has ruled that public schools "must waive fees for low-income students to participate in school-day fundraising celebrations." That means that the school has to pay any cost associated, which would sort of defeat the purpose of having a fundraiser at all if any significant portion of the student population falls in that category.
My first question is, why is any school having a fundraiser during the school day anyway (except for the traditional book fair, which is education-related)?
My next question is, just how far does this rule extend? Does it cover the book fair too, if students are allowed to purchase books during the school day?
The concept of buying a $25 ticket for a day of fun instead of a day of school beckons a recollection of the old practice of the catholic church selling indulgences, which led to Luther’s 95 Theses and the Protestant Reformation.
Yes, schools need more than the available funding will provide. But there has to be a better answer.