Note: For purposes of this policy, the terms "gift" and "donation" have the same meaning.

Unsolicited Gifts

Authority to Accept

The Board shall accept unsolicited gifts on behalf of the District upon the recommendation of the Superintendent.

Once accepted, a gift becomes the sole property of the District.

Criteria for Acceptance

The District shall not accept any gift that would violate or conflict with policies of or actions by the Board or with federal or state law.

Before recommending acceptance of a gift to the Board, the Superintendent shall consider whether the gift:

Has a purpose consistent with the District's educational philosophy, goals, and objectives;

Places any restrictions on a campus or District program;

Would support a program that the Board may be unable or unwilling to continue when the donation of funds is exhausted;

Would result in ancillary or ongoing costs for the District;

Requires employment of additional personnel;

Requires or implies the endorsement of a specific business or product [see GKB for advertising opportunities];

Obligates the District or a campus to engage in specific actions; or

Affects the physical structure of a building or would require extensive maintenance on the part of the District.


An employee who solicits gifts on behalf of the District or for use in the fulfillment of his or her professional responsibilities shall comply with relevant state and federal law and any District administrative regulations.

All donations solicited on behalf of the District, including solicitations in the name of the District or a campus, or donations solicited using District or campus resources, become the sole property of the District.

Web-Based Solicitations

An employee may solicit web-based donations of money or items for use by the employee in fulfilling his or her professional responsibilities or for the District's use, including "crowdfunding." However, an employee shall obtain prior approval from the employee's supervisor before using the name or image of the District, a campus, or any student.

Clear Creek Education Foundation

The Clear Creek Education Foundation is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt entity established in the fall of 1992 to generate and channel funds for the advancement of teaching objectives. The Foundation is designed to enrich and enhance student academic achievement. The foundation exists to provide funds not available through tax revenue for educational enrichment opportunities. The Board of Directors serves without compensation.


The foundation directors are approved by the foundation Board. Coordinating services for the foundation shall be provided by the foundation Executive Director.

Legal Status

As a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation, the foundation may receive gifts (cash, real property, stocks, bonds, bequests, and in-kind donations) to the District. Fundraising activities must be sanctioned by the foundation Board and must be consistent with the goals of the District.

Clear Creek ISD


LDU 2017.05

DATE ISSUED: 8/14/2017