Booster clubs in the Rockwood School District provide valuable services to students and families in the school community. The resources provided in this Booster Club Toolkit will help guide your organization through the steps of becoming a district-recognized booster group.
Having this designation helps to promote positive and active support from parents and staff. It establishes your organization's reputation as it builds trust and with the club's nonprofit status, bylaws, insurance and financial responsibilities.
Step 1: Nonprofit Status: Become a 501 C 3 organization and annually submit a copy of the Form 990 tax return to the Rockwood Finance office.
a. Incorporate your organization. View the application from the Missouri Secretary of State
b. Learn the steps to become a nonprofit corporation from University of Missouri Extension
Step 2: Create bylaws for your organization regarding purpose and operations that reflect your support of a group or activity at a Rockwood school.
Review a sample of bylaws that have been approved by legal counsel for incorporated nonprofit organizations
Step 3: Comply with guidelines established in Section 341 of the Student Activity Funds Procedure Manual regarding fundraising activities as outlined by the Rockwood Finance Department.
Download the Student Activity Funds Procedures Manual
Step 4: Complete the application for becoming a district-recognized booster group.
a. If your organization agrees to follow the above guidelines for becoming a district-recognized booster group and would like to be covered by district-paid insurance, annually complete the Application for Becoming a District-Recognized Booster Group and submit it to the Facility Usage office by December 15 of each year.
b. If your organization chooses to not be a district-recognized booster group, you will be subject to the same guidelines for fees, insurance and personnel costs as other non-district groups.