Q: What are my
options for fundraising? How many fundraisers can
A: Check with your state and national organization for recommended
As long as the items are student-produced, there is no
limit to the number of
fundraisers. (refer to ) Fundraisers involving items
produced by other
companies or organizations are limited to one per year.
2. Hillsborough County Due Dates:
Q: How does the
advisor know what the due dates are for Hillsborough county
A: Most CTSO County Advisors post the various Hillsborough county
events and their due dates on the CTSO web site or the home pages
Technical Career Education division.
3. Approved Field Trips and Bus Companies:
Q: How would an
advisor research the approved field trips and bus companies?
A: Approved field trips and transportation information can be
obtained in the
office of the Coordinator of Grants, Projects, and CTSOs at the
4. National Honor Societies:
Q: Is there a National
Honor Society for Technical and Career classes and who
A: There is one National Honor Society for all Technical and
Each school should have a representative who can assist with
5. National Affiliation:
Q: How do I affiliate
A: If you're a new chapter, contact the national organization
to request a
welcome packet, which will include information and forms for
Established chapters receive a welcome back packet at the beginning
school year. Many organizations offer the opportunity to affiliate
Refer to the CTSO contact information for state and national
Q: Who can join?
A: Membership requirements vary between CTSOs. Check state
by-laws for membership requirements.
7. Bookkeeping, Deposits, Forms, & Accountabilities:
Q: What forms do
I use and when?
A: Agreement for School Activity: This form is used if you
are requesting a
fundraiser or service project involving an organization outside
of the school
district (i.e. Relay for Life).
Deposits: There are two ways to enter deposits. If you
are accepting $20.00
or less from a student or parent, you will need to use the Monies
form provided by your bookkeeper. If you are collecting any
$20.00, you will need to request a receipt book from your bookkeeper
Requesting a Check: To request a check for payment to
a vendor, you will
need to complete a Check Requisition, which is provided by your
It is recommended that you allow yourself at least a week when
8. Service Projects:
Q: What do I need
to know before planning service projects?
A: Before planning any service projects, check with your APA
appropriate steps to follow and forms to complete. Activities
approved by your administration and added to the calendar. Check
school for specific forms and requirements.
9. Marketing Your CTSO:
Q: As an advisor,
can I market or promote the CTSO to the school and the
A: CTSOs may be marketed at the local school through the Technical
classes, Club Fairs, and New Member Recruitments drives. Promoting
CTSO in the community may require additional approval through
or the office of the Coordinator of Grants, Projects, and CTSOs
at the Learey
Remember, if the CTSO is producing a brochure special requirements
Q: Do the students
who are members of CTSOs qualify for scholarships?
A: Most CTSO have scholarship opportunities in addition to the
scholarships offered by the State of Florida. Check with the
& Technical organization or the Gold Seal Vocational Scholars
program (www.MyFloridaEducaiton.com/brfuture) for verification