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 non-profit status, bylaws, insurance and financial responsibilities.
Becoming a District-Recognized Booster Group
- Become a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and annually submit a copy of your Form 990 tax return to the Rockwood Finance Department.
- Learn the steps to become a nonprofit corporation from the University of Missouri Extension.
- Complete the Articles of Incorporation of a Nonprofit Corporation and Domestic Nonprofit Instruction Sheet from the Missouri Secretary of State.
- 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.
- Comply with guidelines established in Section 341 of the Student Activity Funds Procedure Manual regarding fundraising activities as outlined by the Rockwood Finance Department (currently under revision).
- Complete the application for becoming a district-recognized booster group and submit to the Facility Usage office.
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, follow the steps on this page. 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.
In order for groups to maintain their status as a district recognized booster group, a yearly renewal application must be completed by January 15 of each year. This is also required in order for the group to receive district-paid insurance, which begins in March of each year.