School Support Organizations

Supporting Schools and Students

A School Support Organization is a parent-teacher association, parent-teacher organization, booster club, alumni group, etc. whose primary purpose is supporting the school district, an individual school, a school club, or any of a school's academic, athletic, arts, or social activities.

Active and engaged families are an integral part of our schools and make a true difference in the live of all students.

School Support Organizations in Tennessee are required by law to register as nonprofit organizations with the Tennessee Secretary of State office and file annually with that office and the school district.

School Support Organizations also are required to follow guidelines and policies as defined in the Tennessee Code Annotated (Title 4, Chapter 2, Part 6), the School Support Organization Financial Accountability Act of 2007, Tennessee Model Financial Policy Manual and Metro Schools' School Support Organization Policy.

To be an active School Support Organization with Metro Schools, your organization must be in good standing with the Tennessee Secretary of State and be approved to operate by both the principal of the affiliated school and by the Metro Schools district.

Register Your School Support Organization

Your organization can find the annual registration packet, required training information and additional resources on our registration page to assist your organization with its status and effective operations.