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For official copies of board policies and procedures please contact the superintendent's office at (253) 583-5190 or email

Gifts or Donations

The board recognizes that individuals and organizations in the community may wish to contribute additional supplies or equipment to enhance or extend the instructional program. Any gift or donation to the district of real property can be accepted only by board approval. Additionally, any gift or donation >to the district or to an individual school or department of money, materials or equipment having a value of $5,000 or more will be subject to board approval.

The board will not authorize acceptance of gifts that are: inappropriate; which carry with them unsuitable conditions; which will obligate the district to future expenditures from the general fund; or which are out of proportion to the value of the gift.

All gifts will become district property and will be accepted without obligation relative to use and/or disposal.

The superintendent will establish criteria for the acceptance of all gifts or donations to the district, regardless of whether they are solicited or unsolicited.

Unsolicited Gifts or Donations to the District

Money or additional supplies and equipment donated by booster clubs or other groups or patrons to support specific teams or extra-curricular activities are not to result in unacceptable levels of disparity of allocation favoring one team or gender.

Solicited Gifts or Donations to the District

Certificated staff seeking donations for their classroom must obtain prior approval from the school principal.  Other staff or administrators seeking donations to benefit an entire school or the district as a whole must obtain prior approval from the superintendent or his/her designee. In no event will any commitment be made by a staff member or other individuals in return for any gift to the district or to a school or department without the board's authorization.

Gifts to Staff

The board recognizes students and/or parents may wish to express their appreciation to school staff by giving gifts.  In recognition of the fact that not all families can afford to show their appreciation with gifts, the board encourages the giving of letters of appreciation instead.


Cross References: Board Policy 3515 Student Incentives
Board Policy 6100 Revenues from the Federal Government
Legal References: RCW 28A.320.030 Gifts, conveyances, etc., for scholarship and student aid purposes, receipt and administration
WAC 392-190-025 Recreational and athletic activity


Adoption Date: 10.08.12

Clover Park School District

Revised: 10.12.15