Banned: Homemade cookies, cash

Students can’t sell homemade goodies to raise money for clubs or charities at Davis High School, reports the Sacramento Bee.

School officials have forbidden students from selling homemade cookies and cupcakes to raise money for their campus clubs or favorite charities.

Food prepared in home kitchens violates federal health laws, according to school rules handed down last month.

In addition, “students can no longer accept cash at charity fundraisers – only checks – to avoid accounting irregularities.” If students don’t have checking accounts or adult customers don’t want to write a $5 check for a car wash, tough luck.

“If you wish to violate this order, your club will be disbanded,” reads one provision.

Just wanting to disobey is enough!

At Right on the Left Coast, Darren notes that these rules are made by the same people who want students to learn “critical thinking skills.”

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Comments

  1. wahoofive says:

    An exact parallel to the Advil-banning “zero tolerance” overreactions. I’m looking forward to seeing schools require union carpenters to build parade floats. And require driver’s licenses to ride bicycles to school.

  2. “Other school districts are in compliance, and Davis needs to be more strict to comply with state and federal laws, officials insist.”

    Does anyone know what laws are being referred to and what they actually require?

  3. “students can no longer accept cash at charity fundraisers – only checks – to avoid accounting irregularities.”

    Uh, I fail to see how an agency or instrumentality of a state (which a local public school is) can impose on a third party a prohibition against accepting US currency in payment of a debt. The federal government has declared it legal tender pursuant to its powers granted in the federal constitution. Is the argument that the “club” is an extension of the school rather than a private association among its members? That strikes me as having serious First Amendment free assembly problems.