Most District schools utilize some form of fundraising to raise school spirit and to provide funding for a variety of activities that enhance the school experience for its students. Fundraising can be done by the student body organization (including school clubs), the PTA, approved parent group, or a booster club.
MEANS USED TO PROMOTE WELLNESS
The following are general guidelines regarding fundraising and sources that list approved activities:
Detailed fundraising guidelines for each of these groups canbe found in Publication 465, “Student Body Policies and Accounting Procedures — Secondary Schools” and Publication 464, “Policies and Accounting Procedures for Elementary School Student Body Funds,” and general guidelines on the adult groups can be found in Bulletin 1633, “Policies Governing School Fund-Raising Activities ofPTA, Approved Parent Group/PTO, and Booster Clubs” issued by the School Fiscal Services Division.
There are other types of fundraisers orincome-generating activities that are approved. Publications 465 and 464, which were referenced above, provide a listing of common activities. If a proposed fundraiser/activityis not listed, schools should contact their Educational Service Center Coordinating Financial Manager for further assistance.
School administrators should encourage school staff, students, and parents to opt for fundraisers that promote healthy eating and regular exercise.
As a result of the USDA Smart Snacks in School Rule enacted by the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act to Federal law, the following are policy changes to competitive food and beverage rules:
The Food Services Division is the School Food Authority (SFA) required to monitor all foods and beverages sold and/or served on school campuses and ensure compliance with all applicable competitive food and beverage requirements.
The school day is now defined from midnight to 30 minutes after the school day, and after the last reimbursable meal is served (supper meal).
No exempted fundraisers are allowed during the school day.
Food or beverages purchased or exchanged for money during the school day using vouchers, coupons, or orders must meet new regulatory requirements.
New requirements have been established on competitive food and beverage nutritional standards, caloric intakes and beverage size limits.
Effective July 1, 2014, the USDA Smart Snacks in School Rule mandates that the SFA of any national school district ensure that foods and beverages authorized to be sold and/or served at District schools outside of the National School Breakfast, Lunch, and Supper Programs meet federal, state, local, and school board nutritional standards and policies. This includes, but is not limited to:
A la carte sales
Criteria for Determining Foods that Can be Sold on Campus
All foods must meet the following criteria:
Meet the nutritional standards outlined in the LAUSD Food and Nutrition
Policy Motion Implementation Plan, Appendix A.
Comply with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations including the LAUSD District Wellness Policy.
Listed on the LAUSD Approved Lists of Snack Foods and Beverages as an authorized food and beverage that can be sold and/or served on school campus.
School-Sponsored Pupil Activities
The USDA Smart Snacks in School Rule only applies to foods and beverages sold to students on the school campus during the school day (timeframe mentioned above). The nutrition standards do not apply to foods and beverages sold at events held after the end of the school day, off campus, or on weekends such as school plays or sporting events.
Associated Student Body Organizations and Other Approved Groups
All competitive food and beverage sales derived from organizations such as Associated Student Body (ASB), student clubs/class, Parent-Teacher Associations (PTA), or other approved parent groups and clubs that sell and/or serve foods and beverages during the school day must meet the above criteria.
Fundraising activities that take place off school campus, such as cookie dough sales, are exempt from the nutrition standards. Distribution of order forms for food or beverages not intended for consumption at school may continue.
This is a policy of the District as monitored by the Food Services Division under authorization of the USDA and CDE. As the Local Education Agency, the District is held accountable for all compliance regulations during an Administrative Review for proper maintenance of record keeping documentation. The Food Services Division is the regulatory authority over all foods and beverages served and/or sold on school campuses.