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22 years 11 months ago #94378 by Pres88
Replied by Pres88 on topic RE: Funding
In the past we have had directoies but it was to much of a hassle if a name and number was listed and one member of the family wanted it and another did not. Also people would get upset if they wanted their name in and it was left out for some reason. Just our thoughts.
22 years 11 months ago #94377 by JHB
Replied by JHB on topic RE: Funding
Marion has a valid opinion, so you would want to check with your membership about how they would feel. In our case, the directory is overwhelmingly popular. While I see the point about "opting in", it would be logistically more difficult to put together and take many more reminders. This way works for us; however, I do hope to add the step of posting a master - just to give those really concerned one more chance to make sure the information is correct, or absent, in the case of those who don't want it published.

By the way, back to membership, teachers and staff are automatically members without paying (as per our bylaws).

Candall, if you want info on Halloween events, why don't we start a new post since that seems like a new topic? I'll respond if you post something. Maybe under "Free for All" since we don't have a forum for Programs/Events.
22 years 11 months ago #94376 by Marion
Replied by Marion on topic RE: Funding
I have to say as a parent I would have a major fit about publishing a directory with children's names, addresses and phone numbers. I also think you should not have an "opt out" option (saying you don't want to have your child included) but rather an "opt in" option (yes, you can include my child.)

Marion

22 years 11 months ago #94375 by Candall
Replied by Candall on topic RE: Funding
Wow, and you guys get all this done by October? Do you have Halloween events that you would also be doing during this same time frame?

That is a great idea about advertising!

Thank you!!!
22 years 11 months ago #94374 by JHB
Replied by JHB on topic RE: Funding
Similar to Gifford, we have some reference pieces in the front: school calendar, district/school phone numbers, map of the school, list of all faculty, PTO Board, etc.
(We do not include teachers' home phone numbers.) The disclaimer idea's probably a good one. Also, beware - with so many names and constant changes, it's really tough to do this without a single mistake. And some people get quite upset about a missing number, misprinted name, etc. Even worse - one that gets printed that shouldn't. I think next year, I'm going to suggest posting a master in the main hallway for a few days so parents can submit corrections before we go to print.

Also, if you are filing an annual IRS return, be aware that income from directory or newletter advertising is considered "Unrelated Business Income" and may be taxable (if over $1000 worth). So watch keeping track of it.


[This message has been edited by JHB (edited 03-03-2001).]
22 years 11 months ago #94373 by gifford
Replied by gifford on topic RE: Funding
Our directory also comes with pto membership dues. We also sell adds that bring in about 1100.00. the copy place charges a fee hundred for the copy and stapling. SOOOO- it is a fundraider with out really trying.
this is what we include:
*a disclaimer stating all rights are reserved and misuse of the directory is strictly prohibited and violators will be subject to all liabilities and penalties of law(the legal mumbo jumbo)
*school map
*office numbers including fax
*daily schedule
*lunch hours and cost
*staff list, position,room, phone extention
*all staff e-mail adresses
*pto boaed and numbers
*site council board
*board of eduation members
*student council board
*all planned committees and chairpersons
*classroom listing, including room moms
name and number
*alphabetical listing of student with address and number
*advertisements
I hope this helps you , good luck with it.
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