School-Connected Organizations

Thank you for your interest in applying to operate a school-connected organization to support Lodi Unified School District schools and for making a difference in the lives and education of our students.

The resources on this page will help you with your application. All school-connected organizations are considered separate organizations from Lodi Unified School District as stated in Board Policy and Rule 1230. Before operating on any school site, the district requires the following items from each school-connected organizations:

Required Comment

School-connected organization name

Define which school and sport or activity the group is supporting.

School-connected organization officers and contact information

Define which school and sport or activity the group is supporting.
Employer/Tax Identification Number (TIN) of the school-connected organization
Note: The district’s TIN is not available for use; the school-connected organization must have its own TIN.
This is required to open a bank account and for many other functions. If you used an individual’s social security number, please indicate this. See Form SS-4 at
Proof of tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) (if applicable)
To apply for exempt status, you may review Form 1023 and the instructions for filing at
You will need this if your school-connected organization will normally have gross receipts of $5,000 or more in a year OR if you wish to receive a determination letter that recognizes 501(c)(3) status and specifies that contributions to the organization are tax-deductible.
Meeting dates – calendar For board meetings, committee meetings, etc.
A copy of the school-connected organization booster club current charter and bylaws Provide the most recent information.

Note: These required documents are subject to change at any time without notice.

Insurance Requirements and Recommended Limits

Commercial General Liability Insurance recommended limits as follows: $3,000,000 per occurrence; $100,000 fire damage; $5,000 medical expenses; $3,000,000 personal & adv. Injury; $3,000,000 general aggregate; $3,000,000 products/completed operations aggregate

Business Auto Liability Insurance with a $1 million combined single limit
Workers' Compensation and Employers Liability Insurance
Errors & Omissions (E & 0), Sexual Molestation and Abuse coverage, unless that coverage is afforded elsewhere in the Commercial General Liability policy by endorsement or separate policy


Documents for forming a School-Connected Organization