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School Support Organizations

School Support Organizations (SSO) are a valued resource and much appreciated supporters of our students and schools. Volunteers with our SSOs work hand-in-hand with our schools and are required to follow certain guidelines and policies as defined in the Tennessee Code Annotated 49-2-603 (School Support Organization Financial Accountability Act - S.S.O.F.A.A.) and board policy of the Maryville City Schools 2.404.

SSOs must be approved by the principal of the school they are affiliated with and the Director of Schools or his designee. Each SSO must provide documentation annually that shows its financial activities, the volunteers in charge of the SSO, proof of good-standing as a registered non-profit, and, if applicable, documentation showing the organization has been federally recognized and retains active status as a 501(c)(3) organization.

It is recommended that the SSO contact a CPA or attorney for guidance in organization formation and required annual State and Federal filings. At a minimum, the SSO should contact the State of Tennessee and the IRS for guidance on what annual paperwork is required.

Available on this page are the SSO required forms, the SSO operating manual (published by the TN Comptroller's Office), frequently asked questions, and other general information regarding the operations and activities of a School Support Organization.

Questions regarding School Support Organizations should be directed to the school principal or Director of Schools.

All annual SSO paperwork and training acknowledgment is due each year, no later than July 15. Annual Financial Reports are due within three months of the fiscal year end of the SSO organization. Please send all paperwork to:

Sarah Pritchard, Finance Director for Maryville City Schools

833 Lawrence Avenue

Maryville, TN 37803


Approved School Support Organizations

  • Parent Teacher Student Organization  PTSO
  • Encore Music Boosters
  • Athletic Boosters
  • Band Boosters

Parent Advisory
Council  (PAC)

@CGIS: Parent Teacher Cooperative (PTC)

@MRIS: Parent Teacher Cooperative  (PTC)

@JSE: Parent Teacher Organization  (PTO)

@FHE: Family Teacher Organization  (FTO)

@SHE: Parent Teacher Organization  (PTO)

Maryville City Schools Foundation (MCSF)