School Officials' Toolkit

Being a school official comes with its own challenges. Our toolkit brings together our best resources for managing the school and booster club relationship.

More resources, including opportunities for training, coming soon!

Compliance

School Business Officials
BoosterCheck Service

BoosterCheck Service

Check the 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status of booster clubs in your area. Learn best practices, and more. For a limited time, use code GOFREE20 to receive your free school or district review.

School Business Officials
Sample Bylaws Generator for School Business Officials

Sample Bylaws Generator for School Business Officials

This custom version of our booster club bylaws generator was developed specifically with school business officials in mind. Your school district may then provide these bylaws to school-related fundraising organizations as a template.

State Nonprofit Resources
State-by-state registration requirements

State-by-state registration requirements

Most state governments require nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations to file one or more registrations in the state, including: corporate annual report, fundraising registration, income/franchise tax exemption, sales tax exemption, and games of chance (bingos/raffles).

Financial Controls

Video
The Embezzler Next Door

The Embezzler Next Door

In The Embezzler Next Door you learn that Amy, the church-going wife and mother who stole from her daughter’s school is not unique. More than one story a week comes out; more than $1 million a year is stolen. More importantly, you learn why ordinary people steal and how to take simple steps to stop theft at your school.

Support Group Operations
Guide to Conducting an Internal Financial Review

Guide to Conducting an Internal Financial Review

School support organizations (booster clubs) should conduct a financial review of the organization’s financial practices each year. This review is intended to ensure that appropriate financial policies are in place, and that each organization is following these policies.

Risk Management

Video
Schools and Liability

Schools and Liability

Join Patti Exstein, Executive Director of PBUSA, as she outlines an effective process for determining, reviewing, and controlling the risks.

Liability and Insurance
Risks and Insurance

Risks and Insurance

One of the most common questions I'm asked by a parent group mom or dad is, "Can I/we be sued for that?" The answer that no one wants to hear is – anyone can sue anyone for anything at anytime undefined and someone will!

Liability and Insurance
Risk Assessment Worksheet

Risk Assessment Worksheet

How does your organization manage risks? Performing a risk assessment is an easy way to identify potential sources of risk, and think of ways to reduce these risks.

Liability and Insurance
Reducing School Liability

Reducing School Liability

Many school administrators are under the impression that when it comes to PTOs, booster clubs, and other school fundraising groups, turning a blind eye is the best approach. The thinking goes that by getting involved, the school will be “guilty by association.”

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