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Booster Club Information Booklet
This low-cost booklet is the perfect mechanism to communicate, in easy to read language, the district's rules for Booster Clubs that support its extracurricular activities. Details

Community support organizations for extracurricular activities-or Booster Clubs-are a valuable complement to the school's athletic, music, and academic competition programs. Their activities often provide additional financial resources and enrichment for the programs they support, but sometimes the lines between a Booster Club and the school district become blurred. This low-cost booklet is the perfect mechanism to communicate, in easy to read language, the district's rules for Booster Clubs that support its extracurricular activities. It is designed to supplement the information contained in University Interscholastic League's (UIL's) Booster Club Guidelines. A must for all Booster Clubs in your district. Topics addressed include:

  • Formation, names and registration guidelines
  • Becoming a tax-exempt organization
  • Fund-raising and accounting
  • Booster Club meetings
  • Working with school staff
  • Field trips and transportation
  • Award restrictions 
Available Formats: PDF Document
Download Info: This item is available for download in .pdf format.
$100.00
Updated
Tax Ratification Elections Booklet
This booklet will give you a step by step overview of a tax ratification election from start to finish. Details

Authored by Eichelbaum Wardell & Joe Smith of TexasISD.com

Updated to include 2016 law.

Written in conversational tone, this booklet will give you a step by step overview of a tax ratification election from start to finish. While it won't perform the required calculations to determine if your district will need an election, it does outline the available options and prepares you for decisions that lie ahead.  It is an ideal resource for board members new to the tax ratification process, administrators who have never had to consider a tax ratification election, members of the media who need background information about school financial processes, and citizens interested in the financial and operational organization of schools.

Among the topics included are the advantages and disadvantages of basing your proposed tax rate on estimated or certified tax rolls, how to select an election date, whom to notify of a needed tax ratification election, and where to find help in completing all the minute details involved in a tax ratification election. If you anticipate your district will be considering a tax ratification election, this booklet will prepare you for the process to come.

Available Formats: PDF Document,Printed Manual
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$100.00
Updated
Trustee Manual Set
2016 Version (Set of 8) Details

Updated 2016 Version

Superintendents and board members told us they needed a practical guide that explains their roles, responsibilities, and authority. So after hundreds of hours of legal work and critical input from an Advisory Committee of board members, superintendents, and Education Service Center personnel, we published the Trustee Manual. It is an exceptional product, not simply because it is our product, but because there is nothing else like it.

  • The Manual is organized into six sections: Being A Trustee, Board Meetings, Personnel Issues, Student Issues, Business Issues, and Liability
  • Each section has its own supplement of sample forms, motion language, resolutions, and notes
  • Legal citations do not appear in the text, but in the 'Becoming An Expert' pages at the end of each section
  • Sold in sets of eight to emphasize the team relationship between the board and superintendent
  • Trustees receive one hour of tier-three Board Member training credit for reading the Manual

 

Note: Members may receive additional hours by receiving a board training. For more information please view our training pages or contact us.

Available Formats: Printed Manual
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$595.00