Heritage school board rethinks fundraiser ban

Heritage school board rethinks fundraiser ban

HOMER — Earlier this year the Heritage Board of Education voted to ban all non-school-related fundraisers. This included Volley for the Cure, a high school volleyball match, which is used to raise money for and to bring awareness to breast cancer.

The board made its decision after parents said they felt overwhelmed by fundraisers.

Now parents are upset that the district would not let the students hold a Volley for the Cure event.

Superintendent Allen Hall said the parents came to the school and asked for the policy to be changed.

Board of Education member Darrin Tate said the parents had a valid argument.

"We may have made some mistakes," he said. "Fundraisers can be used on college applications as part of their public service."

Board member Keith Rohl said the board had good intentions, but he thought the policy needed to be revisited.

Allen said he will write up a policy for the board to read at the November meeting. A final vote will take place in December.

 

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