Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Booster Club FAQ’s
This information is
intended to provide EMS booster clubs with information and guidance in
successfully supporting our students. While the district does not directly govern the operations of booster
clubs, we provide this information to bring clarity and understanding for
parents based on the law and best practices. Please submit questions through “Let’s Talk” located on our district
website. The process is as follows:
1. Click on
the following link: www.emsisd.com/letstalk.
your question by clicking on “Booster Clubs” in the Topic section.
to submitted questions will be found right here!
athletic and fine arts booster clubs differ? While there are many basic similarities
between athletic and fine arts booster clubs, there are some key differences as
outlined by the UIL. These can be found
at the following link: https://www.uiltexas.org/policy/booster-club-guidelines.
important for our booster club to obtain non-profit and 501(c) status from the
IRS? In order for a booster club to become
a legal, tax exempt non-profit organization and therefore provide income tax
credit to donors, conduct raffles, and receive full non-profit status, the club
must apply for IRS 501(c) status among other steps. A BOOSTER CLUB CANNOT USE THE
DISTRICT’S TAX EXEMPTION STATUS AS THEIR OWN.
Complete information and instructions on how to apply can be found
of soft drinks can our booster club sell?
Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD currently has a contract with PepsiCo; therefore, all clubs
must only sell Pepsi products.
booster club use district facilities? Yes,
but all clubs must follow district procedures and guidelines for approval and
specific parameters of usage. Permission
must be obtained beginning with the sponsor and principal.
district employees be treasurers of booster clubs? District employees cannot serve as
treasurers of booster clubs, although they can hold other offices.
booster clubs promote their activities at the campus or at football games? Yes, with the approval of the campus