Student Activity Funds



Student organizations may raise and spend money in order to promote the general welfare, morale and educational experiences of the students. Student funds shall finance worthwhile activities that go beyond those provided by the District. Minutes shall be kept of student organization meetings and shall properly reflect all financial activities.

Student funds shall be managed in accordance with sound business procedures designed to encourage the largest possible educational return to students without sacrificing the safety of funds or exposing students to undue responsibility or unnecessary routine.

Student funds shall be disbursed according to procedures established by the student organization. All disbursements must be approved by a Board-designated official, the certificated employee who is the student organization advisor, and a student organization representative. (Education Code 48933)

The principal or designee shall be responsible for the proper conduct of all student organization financial activities. The Superintendent or designee shall periodically review the organizations' general financial structures and accounting procedures.

The Board shall provide an annual audit of student accounts by a certified public accountant or licensed public accountant. Auditing cost shall be paid from District funds. (Education Code 41020)

Legal Reference:

Education Code
41020 Requirement for annual audit
48930-48938 Student body organization

First Reading: 11/8/00

Governing Board Adoption: 1/17/01

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