Decatur County Community Schools
Bylaws & Policies
 

9211 - CORPORATION-SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS

The School Board appreciates the efforts of all organizations whose objectives are to enhance the educational experiences of Corporation students, to help meet educational needs of students, and/or provide extra educational benefits not provided for, at the time, by the Board. In using the name of the Corporation or its schools and in organizing a group whose identity derives from a school(s) of this Corporation, the parental organization thereby shares responsibility with this Board for the welfare of participating students.

These needs may be educational to parents and/or children. In addition to parents, membership shall be available to the Corporation's professional staff.

Any new Corporation support organization desiring to use the name or good offices of the Corporation must obtain the approval of the Superintendent as a prerequisite to organizing.

Each approved Corporation support organization shall work within the appropriate school setting and in cooperation with the principals and other staff members. Each group will submit its bylaws to the Superintendent for approval and shall abide by the policies of the Board and the guidelines established by the Superintendent.

The Superintendent shall do the following:

 

A.

review the objectives of each Corporation support organization to determine that relevant educational needs are being addressed;

     
 

B.

provide assistance to a Corporation support organization in planning its activities;

     
 

C.

monitor the plans and activities of each Corporation support organization to ensure compliance with laws, Board policies, and the Superintendent's administrative guidelines;

     
 

D.

communicate school and/or Corporation needs and concerns to the Corporation support organizations and those of the Corporation support organizations to the Board;

     
 

E.

approve in-Corporation fundraising activities of a Corporation support organization, as well as fundraising activities held off-premises which involve students, and require that for any fund-raisers by Corporation support organizations which involve the sale to students of food items and/or beverages to be consumed on campus, the food and/or beverage items to be sold comply with the current USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the USDA's Smart Snacks in Schools regulations, and be conducted from 12:01 a.m. until thirty (30) minutes after the end of the school day.

Representatives and members of approved Corporation support organizations shall in all circumstances be treated by Corporation employees as interested friends of the schools and as supporters of public education in the Corporation.

The Board relies upon approved Corporation support organizations to operate in a manner consistent with public expectations for the schools and reserves the right to withdraw sponsorship from organizations that violate the bounds of community taste.

By the end of June 1 of each year, each Corporation support organization shall submit its tentative goals and objectives along with its fundraising plans for the next school year to the Superintendent for review by the Board. Should the goals and objectives or fundraising plans change during the school year, the Superintendent is to be advised before any final revisions are made.

The Superintendent shall require that each group's fundraising activities are in compliance with Board policies, including Board Policy 5830, and that the funds are used for school-related projects that have the approval of the Superintendent and appropriate building administrators.

The Superintendent shall require that the Board receives an annual accounting of each Corporation support organization's receipts and expenditures no later than July 1 of each year.

Adopted 9/10/14
Revised 1/14/15

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