But at Davis Senior High School, the old-fashioned bake sale is a thing of the past.The people who crafted these rules are the same people who tell us we're supposed to teach critical thinking skills to students.
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.
"If you wish to violate this order, your club will be disbanded," reads one provision.
Also banned are club meetings without a teacher present. "NO exceptions," say the rules.
And students can no longer accept cash at charity fundraisers – only checks – to avoid accounting irregularities...
The requirement that students write checks for a slice of pizza or a carwash was absurd, she (a student) said.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
No More Bake Sales
I don't know how students can tolerate some of the ridiculous rules my generation foists on them sometimes.