DDB: SOLICITATION, MANAGEMENT & USE OF PRIVATE SECTOR
collaboration of schools with the private sector is in the spirit of the
The involvement should:
- Be consistent with the values,
goals, and objectives of the educational program of the Brockton Public
Schools and respond to a clearly identified and understood educational
- Support and not undermine, either
implicitly or explicitly, the integrity of an existing curriculum and
- Have proper safeguards to
guarantee fiscal accountability and avoid any conflict of interest.
- Contributors will be informed that their contributions
are equally welcome whether made to an individual school, to a schoolís
Parent Advisory Council, or to a system-wide fund.
- The Superintendent will acknowledge contributors of
amounts in excess of $500.
the Superintendent of Schools specifically approves an alternative arrangement,
all donated funds will be accounted for as follows:
- In the event funds are donated
expressly to the school itself rather than to the PAC, the School
Department will establish a separate account in The Brockton Educational
Foundation, Inc. in which to deposit the funds for the exclusive use of
the school. These funds will be expended according to routine School
Department requisition and approval procedures.
- Funds contributed to a
system-wide fund will become the direct responsibility of the
Superintendent or his/her designee who will deposit such funds in a
separate municipal account for disbursement with the approval of the
- Individual schools may apply to the Superintendent for
the funding of worthwhile projects from the system-wide fund.
- A coordinating committee with one PAC member from each
school may meet regularly for the purpose of coordinating the private
sector solicitations activities, including solicitation of non-monetary
donations, of the individual PACís.
- The School Department may assist the coordinating
committee by developing a brochure explaining how contributions help the
schools (individual schools or the school system), providing examples and
indicating other possible forms of assistance for the schools.
- Requests for solicitations by outside groups on behalf
of schools or by groups which intend to provide a service for schools will
be cleared through the central office and reviewed by appropriate
personnel before the Superintendent makes a recommendation to the School
materials for use in the classroom are subject to the following guidelines:
- Direct assistance to a specific
school or to the Brockton School Department may be appropriately
- Materials that are
instructionally meaningful and complement the existing curriculum, as
well as appropriate supplies which are useful in the classroom, may be
accepted. The appropriate curriculum committees will determine whether
the material is curriculum related.
- Advertising on specific materials or supplies is
acceptable provided that it is in good taste, not
excessively prominent, and with due emphasis on the educational material. As a general rule, advertisement that violated District
policies or is not consistent with District values will not be accepted.
- A system-wide review committee, to ensure its
appropriateness, will evaluate business advertising on any materials on an
individual basis. The review committee shall consist of representation
from both central administration and administration at the appropriate
building level, with input from any personnel needed to make a valid
judgment. The same review committee will evaluate any objections to
advertisement on material used in the Brockton Public Schools. If the
objector is not satisfied with the decision of this committee, an appeal
may be made to the Superintendent of Schools or his/her designee.
- The School Committee policy regarding solicitation is
not intended to apply to the participation by individual PACís in
marketing promotions, such as those providing equipment for schools in
exchange for the collection of specified items, register receipts, and so
- In all cases involving school department employees
their actions shall be guided and consistent with Chapter 268A, as