Schools will be prohibited from sponsoring door-to-door candy or magazine sales next year in Natchitoches Parish, where a girl disappeared during such a sale six weeks ago.

The School Board voted Thursday to revise its 1976 policy, and a new policy will be presented to the board in January. A vote likely will come in February, said Superintendent Mike White.Averie Evans, whose 12th birthday was Saturday, disappeared Nov. 5 while selling candy in her east Natchitoches neighborhood.

Whitford said the board decided to review the policy after a survey of principals in the parish, or county, showed that 85 percent favored a ban.

Most schools don't have door-to-door sales, Whitford said, adding, "All the major fund-raising activities were on-campus activities."

The new policy will allow supervised fund-raisers such as car washes and bake sales.

The FBI said last week that it has no leads in Averie's disappearance.