Public/Private fundraiser rules

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    Public/Private fundraiser rules

    At our public high school, we recently received new guidelines from the state of KY on fundraising for gaming situations. I was wondering if these are guidelines that just public schools will have to follow since it is coming from the KY Department of Education. Guidelines are as follows per the memo we received:

    50/50 split-the-pot sales at ball games and raffles of autographed footballs/basketballs or any items over $100 are considered gaming and require an exemption if the total ticket sales are less than $25,000 or a license if the total ticket sales are greater than $25,000.

    Raffles are limited to 3 per year. and have to be valued at less than $100.

    KRS 238.535 is the statue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ladiesbballcoach
    At our public high school, we recently received new guidelines from the state of KY on fundraising for gaming situations. I was wondering if these are guidelines that just public schools will have to follow since it is coming from the KY Department of Education. Guidelines are as follows per the memo we received:

    50/50 split-the-pot sales at ball games and raffles of autographed footballs/basketballs or any items over $100 are considered gaming and require an exemption if the total ticket sales are less than $25,000 or a license if the total ticket sales are greater than $25,000.

    Raffles are limited to 3 per year. and have to be valued at less than $100.

    KRS 238.535 is the statue.
    The fact that this rule is a state statue (KRS 238.535) makes me believe this is a state law all schools must follow regardless to being public or private. It would appear that the KY Dept of Education is simply acting as the messenger in this instance.

    If I am wrong and it is a KY Dept of Ed rule, keep in mind, private schools have to adhere to many KY Dept. of Ed rules also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bert
    The fact that this rule is a state statue (KRS 238.535) makes me believe this is a state law all schools must follow regardless to being public or private. It would appear that the KY Dept of Education is simply acting as the messenger in this instance.

    If I am wrong and it is a KY Dept of Ed rule, keep in mind, private schools have to adhere to many KY Dept. of Ed rules also.
    I understand. The question was posed to me and I do not know. So I thought that the BGP crew would know the answer.

    I assumed they would but wondered if it had filtered to them first or will soon.

    It would be interesting to see which KDE rules they have to follow and which they do not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladiesbballcoach
    I understand. The question was posed to me and I do not know. So I thought that the BGP crew would know the answer.

    I assumed they would but wondered if it had filtered to them first or will soon.

    It would be interesting to see which KDE rules they have to follow and which they do not.

    I will take a flyer on this and say that private schools/parishes/churches are extremely aware of the gaming rules in the state of Kentucky because they have to be basically with as much activity of they have going on.

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    I do know that bingos, texas hold-em tourneys, and casino nights at private grade schools usually have KY gaming officers present to ensure compliance. These same officers will work with you to ensure that you are aware of the rules and do not accidently violate them.

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