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Student Activity Fund


A student activity fund must be established in any school district that is receiving money from student-related activities such as admissions, activity fees, student dues, student fund-raising events, or other student-related cocurricular or extracurricular activities. Moneys in this fund shall be used to support only the cocurricular program defined in Department of Education rules in the Iowa Administrative Code (Iowa Code § 298A.8). Student Activity funds are public funds under the direction and control of the board of directors.

For specific appropriate and inappropriate uses of Student Activity funds and revenue sources, refer to Iowa Administrative Code chapter 281—98 and the Iowa Uniform Administrative Procedures Manual, chapter 9.

FAQs Regarding the Student Activity Fund (updated March 23, 2016) This is a large document that answers questions regarding accounting, auditing, balancing negative accounts, booster clubs, camps and clinics, coaching contact out of season, charges and fees to students, community service fundraising, construction and facility maintenance, exclusive vendor contracts and sponsorships, fundraising, paid and unpaid staff and volunteers, professional development, shared activity programs, purpose of the student activity fund, support for students with IEPs or on 504 Plans, supporting low socioeconomic status students, tournaments and other state activities or events, trademarks, transportation, travel and trips, uniforms and clothing, uses of funds, and vendor incentives.

Hosting Fees for State Activity Events

IASBO General Session - Activity Fund - This is a PowerPoint presented September 2015.

IHSAA-IGHSAU Sponsored Event Ticket Policy This is a copy of a joint document from the Iowa High School Athletic Association and the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union.

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on December 06, 2021 at 9:20pm.