School Support Organizations (SSO) are valued resources for our schools. Your willingness to ensure the continued success of the many programs at Oak Ridge Schools is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions concerning how to operate a School Support Organization, please contact the principal of the school associated with the SSO.
School Support Organizations are required to follow certain guidelines and policies defined in Tennessee Code Annotated 49-2-603 and Policy 2.404–titled School Support Organizations–of the Oak Ridge Schools Board of Education. The Financial Accountability Act requires School Support Organizations to be registered as either a Non-Profit Organization with the State of Tennessee or as a federally recognized 501(c)(3) entity.
The Model Financial Policy School Support Organizations (Procedures Manual) produced by the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury provides guidance, rules and regulations, financial forms, and other relevant information that all SSO’s must follow to assure compliance with TCA 49-2-603. That document can be downloaded from this page.
Policy Manual for School Support Organizations
List of Approved School Support Organizations
Board of Education and School Support Organization Agreement