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Re: activity account
I spent my first years at a school with no budget for music. It was a “tell us what you need and we’ll tell you if we can afford it” kind of situation (they couldn’t). My current job has not provided any guidance on activity funds other than that I am required to go through approved vendors. How does one learn about these different account codes? Is there an online reference?
Get it changed.
An 865 account is a student organization - meaning elected student leaders must vote to fundraise and make all decisions about spending the money.
Yes, this includes “band fees.” 100% of the money used in an 865 account must be voted on by your student leadership.
These interpretations went into effect about three years ago now. If your district isn’t following these guidelines (or your org isn’t) you may lose your activity account permanently. Audits happen regularly.