I. It is the policy of the Boards of Directors of the Southwestern Vermont Supervisory Union, Bennington School District, Inc., Mount Anthony Union School District, North Bennington Graded School District, Pownal School District, Shaftsbury School District and Woodford School District that marketing, advertising, surveying (polling) and donations in the schools shall occur only if and when they support each District’s goals.
II. It is also the policy of the Districts that solicitation of students and staff on school premises shall be restricted to prevent exploitation of students and staff by undue advertising, solicitation or promotion of products in the schools.
III. The purposes of this policy are:
a. to recognize that each District funds its educational programs through its budget as approved by the voters in each District;
IV. Policy guidelines for District Boards:
a. Donations, marketing, advertising may be accepted if the District Board finds these are consistent with the philosophy, purposes and interest of its school(s).
c. The Superintendent or his/her designee will develop administrative regulations to implement this policy. These regulations shall be consistent with current related policies on Fundraising in the Schools (#5200) and Posting and Distribution of Materials (#5650).
Administrative Regulations: (suggested Admin. regs, based on Model VSBA Policy on Solicitation and Advertising)
a. Permission to post bulletins announcing services to students or staff must be obtained from the Principal (see also Policy #5650)