New policy adopted for student activity funds
DARIEN — The Darien Board of Education unanimously approved a new policy governing student activity funds on Oct. 4.
The policy was originally proposed by Director of Finance Michael Feeney at a meeting in August. The proposal was based on suggestions from a Certified Public Accounting firm and dictated putting surplus student activity funds into a districtwide fund for all student activity in order to prevent theft from student accounts. It also suggested using standardized templates for student finance related activities.
Feeney revised the policy to reflect feedback garnered during the original pitch of the policy. The changes focused on the general student activity fund and clarifyed the purpose of the fund and what money is required to go into it.
The board approved the new policy, but asked that Feeney come back with regulations and an outline to clarify it further for parents and to inform them of what may and may not be reimbursed.