Community Education program brochures Game plan for booster clubs - Page 5
Open and transparent communication
between boosters and coaches is
Identify a consistent way for coaches to
have input to your booster, and for your
booster to have input to the coach/director
and school. It is in the best interest of all
involved to formalize communications
regarding important decisions of
fundraising, budget creation, planning, and
implementation. Formal communications
can include making meeting minutes and
financial records available to the public,
publishing critical decisions being made,
and adhering to a stable annual budget.
• Effective boosters operate in a very
collaborative manner. Boosters are not
subordinate to district staff, but it’s
critical that they are aware of and
compliant with district policies and
• Boosters are associations or legal
corporations separate from the district.
Coaches may submit various needs
and budget items during the budget
approval process, but boosters are not
obligated to fulfill funding requests.
• The district is under no obligation to
accept donations from boosters.
However in the vast majority of
situations, as a result of effective two-
way communication between boosters
and staff and working together toward
students’ best interests, the district
accepts donations and makes agreed
• Programs and advertising materials
must align with district policies.
This communication protocol has been developed
to help promote direct communication so that
problems and concerns can be addressed quickly,
efficiently, and effectively between the parties
involved. We ask that both students and parents
follow this protocol. Anoka-Hennepin staff is
committed to student success and will listen to
the concerns, maintain confidentiality and return
calls/emails in a timely manner.
Student Activity Concerns
Students are encouraged to express their
concerns directly to their coach/advisor.
Parents can contact the coach/advisor via
email or telephone.
VARSITY HEAD COACH/HEAD ADVISOR
If the concern is not resolved, then the
student or parent should discuss the matter
with the activity’s varsity head coach/head
advisor. If the head coach/head advisor is the
person you contacted previously, please
proceed to the next step.
If a student or parent is dissatisfied with
the response from the head coach or
head advisor, please contact the Activities
Director at your school.
If you still have concerns after speaking
with the Activities Director, please contact
the Principal at your school.
If your concern has not been resolved
through the Principal’s office, please
contact the Associate Superintendent