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Can Kids Keep a Choir Uniform?

Beyond the Bake Sale

Q. Our choir teacher just asked if they could use their ASB account to purchase their choir uniforms (dresses, suits, etc.). Because they are altered/fitted, etc., the kids would buy them and own them. I know this is okay if it becomes school property, is it ok if the students buy to own?

A. If you allow cheerleaders to fundraise for their uniforms and keep them at year’s end, then you can do the same for choir uniforms. The memo is summarized here:

June 10, 1996 – Advice Memo to SAO

School districts may reward student participation in extracurricular activities that are part of the overall educational program of the district with uniforms or reasonable school store items. Such award should be authorized and approved by the school board and subject to established guidelines. In general, clothing that is custom fit would meet the de minimis rule if worn for the year or more.