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BOE Seeks Additional Public Comment on Proposed Fundraising Policies

Posted June 22, 2017

Hagerstown, MD (June 22, 2017) - The Washington County Board of Education (BOE), at its June 20, 2017 business meeting, approved the first reading to rescind existing policies on school fundraising and the first reading of three separate policies that would regulate school fundraising. Policies IGDF and JLA would be rescinded and in their place, policies JJE, KB and KBA have been proposed:

  • proposed Policy JJE, “School-Based/Student Organization Fundraising Activities,” and proposed Exhibit JJE-E, “Activity or Program Approval Form;”
  • proposed Policy KB, “Incorporated Organization Fundraising Activities,” and proposed Exhibit KB-E(1), “Activity or Program Approval Form,” proposed Exhibit KB-E(2), “Authorization/Denial of an Incorporated Organization,” proposed Exhibit KB-E(3), “Sample Financial Report,” and proposed Exhibit KB-E(4), “Suggested Agreed Upon Financial Procedures for Incorporated Organizations;” and
  • proposed Policy KBA, “Unincorporated Organization Fundraising Activities,” proposed Exhibit KBA-E(1),  “Activity or Program Approval Form,” proposed Exhibit KBA-E(2), “Authorization/Denial of an Unincorporated Organization,” proposed Exhibit KBA-E(3), “Sample Financial Report,” and proposed Exhibit KBA-E(4), “Suggested Agreed Upon Financial Procedures for Unincorporated Organizations”

The Board's Policy Committee is seeking comments from the community on the proposed policies and exhibits, which are displayed as a PDF under Documents to the right of this page. 

You may submit your comments on or before July 6, 2017, electronically to the members of the Committee and to the staff liaison to the Committee.  The e-mail addresses are as follows:

Mrs. Jacqueline Fischer, Committee Chairperson: FischJac@wcps.k12.md.us
Mr. Stan Stouffer, Committee Member: StoufSta@wcps.k12.md.us
Mrs. Melissa Williams, Committee Member: WilliMel@wcps.k12.md.us
Mr. Anthony Trotta, Chief Legal Counsel and Staff Liaison to the Committee: TrottAnt@wcps.k12.md.us

You may also submit written comments on or before July 6, 2017, to the members of the Committee and to the staff liaison to the Committee at the following mailing address:

Mrs. Jacqueline Fischer, Policy Committee Chairperson
Mr. Stan Stouffer, Policy Committee Member
Mrs. Melissa Williams, Policy Committee Member
Anthony J. Trotta, Chief Legal Counsel and Staff Liaison to the Committee

Washington County Board of Education
10435 Downsville Pike
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

In the event you need a hard copy of the policies and exhibits, you may contact the Public Information Office at 301-766-2846. It is anticipated that the policies and exhibits will be submitted to the Board of Education on July 11, 2017, at its public business meeting for the second reading and the Board’s final review and approval.