The New York State Constitution expressly prohibits the use of public school property or personnel “in aid of any individual, or private corporation or association.” Accordingly, any requests from civic institutions or special interest groups which involve sales on school property or fund raising must be carefully reviewed to ensure that on balance such activities promote student interests without advancing the special interests of any particular group.
Because of the demands upon staff and students in time and money that result from participation in charitable and community fund raising campaigns, the Board will not sanction any fund raising projects for the benefit of non-school organizations.
In accordance with the prohibition of the Board of Regents and since there is a large disparity in family incomes and obligations among students, no direct solicitation of students shall be allowed on school property.
New York State Constitution Article 8 §1
Rules of the Board of Regents 8 NYCRR §19.6