Policy 6741 – Raffles

Raffles may be conducted by District schools or departments in accordance with state and federal laws and with the approval of the Superintendent and/or his/her designee.


  • Wisconsin Statutes
    • Section 118.12 [Sales or promotions in the schools]
    • Chapter 563 [Raffle control]


  • 1500, Solicitation/Fundraising
  • 1510, Advertising/ Promotions
  • 6740, Student Fundraising Activities


AFFIRMED: August 13, 1991


  • January 29, 2002
  • February 27, 2018

Rule 6741 – Raffles Guidelines

Requests by District schools or departments to conduct a raffle shall be submitted to the Chief Financial Officer. Each request must identify whether the raffle will be conducted under an existing license issued to the District or to another eligible organization, and must provide the following information:

  1. Whether the proposed raffle will be a Class A raffle, in which tickets are sold other than on the day of the drawing and distributed when sold; or a Class B raffle where all the tickets will be either sold or distributed only on the day of the drawing;
  2. Verify that all tickets sold have an equal opportunity to be drawn as the winning ticket in the raffle;
  3. Designate a person or persons responsible for conducting the raffle consistent with state law requirements;

Appropriateness of the raffle and the purpose of the funds to be raised will be considered by the Chief Financial Officer in granting approval. Also, the overall limit of raffles allowed by state law in the District per calendar year will be monitored by the Chief Financial Officer.

A copy of each approved raffle request will be given to the Chief Financial Officer who will be responsible to withhold income tax on raffle prizes in excess of dollar limits determined by the Internal Revenue Service or the Wisconsin Department of Revenue.