School Support Organizations
At Arlington Community Schools
School Support Organizations (SSO’s) are a valued resource of Arlington Community Schools. They are all much appreciated supporters of our schools! Volunteers with our SSOs work hand in hand with our schools and are required to follow certain guidelines and policies defined in the Tennessee Code Annotated 49-2-6 and the ACS Board of Education Policy:
Organizations that support Tennessee schools are required to register as nonprofits with the State of Tennessee and are subject to audits by the ACS Board of Education and the State Comptroller. SSO’s may not operate if they have not completed the proper paperwork to become an official SSO for the District or if they do not remain in good standing or complete the required District annual reports.
SSO’s must be approved to operate by the Principal of the school they are affiliated with and/or the Superintendent. Under “The School Support Organization Financial Accountability Act of 2007” (SSOFAA), each SSO must provide documentation to the District Office that they are a registered nonprofit in good standing (they are not required to become federally recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization); must document their goals and objectives; and must provide the names and contact information of their officers.
Approved Organizations & Required Documents
Approved ACS School Support Organizations