Washoe Country School District

August 21, 2014

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Parent Organizations

District Policies & Regulations for Parent Organizations:

Student Activities Fund Policies & Procedures Manual - page 15 refers to parent organizations

Board Policies - 5000 series

Websites with Useful Information & Resources:  

National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) - the largest child volunteer advocacy association in the nation.  Lots of resources for existing units and information on how to start your own unit.  
Nevada Parent Teacher Association (PTA) - the state's PTA organization.  Information on local events, resources, and contact information for region directors and the Board of Managers.
PTO Today - resources for parent teacher organizations.
Board Source - information for parent organizations that have incorporated and hold a 501c3 status. 

Sample Agendas:

English - pdf
Spanish - pdf

Sample Minutes:

English - pdf

Sample By-laws:

English - Word
English - pdf
Robert's Rules of Order will help your organization to have a common set of procedures for meetings.  Below is some basic information regarding Robert's Rules:
Robert's Rules of Order - for beginners
10 Things you Should Know about Robert's Rules of Order
Information regarding how to obtain non-profit status:
IRS - frequently asked questions regarding tax-exempt status
IRS forms for 501c3 non-profit status:
Guidance for Application
Nevada Secretary of State - download forms necessary for your organization if you are going to incorporate to gain non-profit status.
State Attorney General's Office - Guide for Non-Profits - if your parent organization has obtained non-profit status, make sure that you are in compliance with the laws that govern non-profit organizations.