Q May a school district accept a private monetary donation for assistance to those students not eligible for free lunches who nevertheless canít afford to pay for those meals?

A Yes. A school board may accept a private donation for the school districtís use if the board makes a finding of fact reflected in its minutes that the use of the donated funds will support or benefit the operation of the schools. (Attorney Generalís Opinion to Ladner dated September 9, 2011)