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1222 Relations with Booster Organizations

  • 1000: Community Relations
1222 Relations with Booster Organizations

The Board of Education recognizes that extracurricular support groups, or “booster” organizations, provide important support to District schools, and can be a valuable means of stimulating community interest in the aims and activities of District schools. Booster organizations may be defined in two ways:

  1. An organization that is created to foster community support and raise funds for a specific extracurricular activity (e.g., athletics, musical groups, etc.;) or 
  2. An organization that is created to foster community support and raise funds for the school’s general extracurricular program. 

Parents and other interested members of the community who wish to organize a booster club for the purpose of supporting a specific school program are encouraged to do so, as long as the activities of such organizations do not interfere unduly with the total educational program or disrupt District operations in any way.

To this end, booster organizations must follow these guidelines:

  1. Be voluntary and support a specific school activity; 
  2. Submit an activity schedule in advance to the Superintendent of Schools or designee for prior approval (Any time the booster club uses the name of the District, or any language suggesting that the District has endorsed, sponsored or otherwise approved of the club’s activities, there must be prior approval by the Superintendent.);
  3. Seek advance Board approval for any use of school facilities and/or equipment, following procedures outlined in Board Policy #1500 - Use of School Facilities; 
  4. Avoid interference with the decision-making of any student group; 
  5. Understand and respect the authority of District employees in the administration of their duties; and 
  6. Assume all financial responsibility for their organization, including but not limited to the provision of adequate insurance coverage, as appropriate. 

The Board retains final responsibility and authority on all activities which have an impact on students, the schools, school programs, and/or school-owned property. 


Approved by the Board of Education: 08/14/14
Revision Approved by the Board of Education: 03/15/18

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