State law allows for a certain number of exempt fundraisers per year/semester/week.
Florida Administrative Code 5P-2.002. Program Responsibilities
(c)To control the sale of food and beverage items in competition with the School Nutrition Program in accordance with 7 C.F.R. 210.11, previously incorporated in paragraph (1)(a) of this rule. Competitive food and beverage items sold to students during the school day must meet the nutrition Standard for competitive food as defined and required in 7 C.F.R. 210.11. Unless being sold by the School Nutrition Program, it is impermissible for any competitive food item sold to students during the school day to consist of ready-to-eat combination foods of meat or meat alternate, as defined in 7 C.F.R. 210.10, previously incorporated in paragraph (1)(a) of this rule, and grain products as defined in 7 C.F.R. 210.11. Each Sponsor is permitted to grant a special exemption from the Standard for competitive foods as specified above for the purpose of conducting infrequent school-sponsored fundraisers, not to exceed the following maximum number of school days per school campus each school year:
School Type Maximum Number of School Days to Conduct Exempted Fundraisers
Elementary Schools 5 days
Middle School/Junior High Schools 10 days
Senior High Schools 15 days
Model Local School Wellness Policy
The model policy, designed to support LEAs in developing and implementing local school wellness policies, allows school boards to grant exemptions from the USDA Smart Snacks nutrition Standard for competitive foods for the purpose of conducting infrequent school-sponsored fundraisers. It includes limits to the number of school days to conduct exempted fundraisers of 5 days for elementary schools, 10 days for middle school/junior high schools and combination schools, and 15 days for senior high schools. Additionally, the school will provide parents and teachers with a list of ideas for healthy celebrations, parties, rewards, and fundraising activities.