Outline of the state of Tennessee

Fundraiser Exemption—Allowed

Fundraiser Exemption—Allowed

State law allows for a certain number of exempt fundraisers per year/semester/week.

Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 0520-01-06-.04

Local Education Agencies (LEA) may set special exemptions for infrequent school-sponsored fundraisers that sell foods or beverages that do not meet the nutrition standards for Smart Snacks. Such specially exempted fundraisers shall take place no more than twenty (20) days per semester per school site. No specially exempted fundraiser foods or beverages may be sold in competition with school meals in the food service area during the meal service. The principal of the school shall ensure that the twenty (20) day limit per semester is not exceeded. LEAs shall include the special exemptions set for infrequent school-sponsored fundraisers in the Local Wellness Policy required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

LEAs may request approval to exceed the twenty (20) day limit per semester from the Department of Education.

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