School Support Organizations
SCHOOL SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS
In collaboration with our attorney Mike Marshall of Evans Petree PC, the following information was prepared to assist organizations in Collierville in registering with the State of Tennessee to become School Support Organizations (SSO’s).
All organizations that support schools in Tennessee must be in compliance with TCA 49-2-206 (4)(A) which became effective July 1, 2008. As such, they are required to register as nonprofits with the State of Tennessee and are subject to audits by the Collierville Board of Education and the State Comptroller. SSO’s must be approved to operate by the Principal of the school they are affiliated with and/or the Superintendent of Collierville Schools. Each SSO must provide documentation to the Central Office of the district showing they are a registered nonprofit in good standing, have documented goals and objectives and have provided the names and contact information of their officers.
The law does not require a School Support Organization to become a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organization. For certain organizations the benefits of becoming a 501 (c)(3) organization entity is important to enable donors to receive credit for tax deductible donations and also for sales tax exemption.
The Collierville Schools Finance Department has compiled a School Support Organization Handbook outlining the requirements for SSO’s as well as the required annual reports and the required forms for activities such as fundraising. Please notify our office when your organization has completed the process so we can list your SSO on our website as an approved organization.
Collierville Schools School Support Organizations approved by the TN Secretary of State:
Collierville Elementary School PTA
CHS Alumni Association
CHS Band Boosters, Inc.
CHS Collierville Dragons Baseball Club, Inc.
CHS Girls Basketball Booster
CHS Cheer Booster Club
CHS Communication Arts & Theatre Department Boosters
CHS Dancing Dragons Booster Club
CHS Football - The CHS Kick Off Club, Inc.
CHS Junior Varsity Competition Cheerleading Club
CHS Lacrosse Boosters (Boys)
CHS Lady Dragons Lacrosse Booster Club
CHS Orchestra Booster Club
CHS Pom Boosters
CHS Pom Moms
CHS Girls Soccer
CHS Dragon Softball Booster Club, Inc.
CHS STEM Booster Club
CHS Swim Team Booster
CHS Trap Booster Club
CHS Varsity Competition Cheerleading Club
CHS Collierville Wrestling Booster Club
Collierville Middle School Cheer Booster Club
Collierville Middle School Band Boosters
Collierville Middle School Orchestra Booster Club
Collierville Middle School Pom Booster Club
Collierville Middle School Volleyball Boosters
Collierville Middle School Boys Basketball Booster Club
West Collierville Middle School Cheerleading Booster Club
West Collierville Middle School Band Boosters
West Collierville Middle School Cross Country Booster Club
West Collierville Middle School Orchestra Booster Club
- Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury - Model Financial Policy for School Support Organizations (Procedures Manual)
- How to become a Legal Non-Profit Corporation in Tennessee
- School Support Organization Handbook
- School Support Fundraiser Authorization
- School Support Organization Cooperative Agreement
- School Support Organization Annual Information Form
- School Support Organization Annual Financial Report
- School Support Organization Annual Checklist