The School Committee has denied a request by the high school Student Council for a lift of the ban on fundraising raffles for after-school clubs.
The students were concerned about declining funds for the clubs, but the School Committee denied the request, saying that state law bars gambling for anyone under the age of 18.
Chairwoman Marianne Cooley, who has a daughter at the high school, suggested that teens can get around the law by encouraging adult organizations such as the Needham Education Foundation, parent-teacher councils and Booster clubs to host raffles on behalf of their organizations.
-- Lauren K. Meade
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