New Albany-Plain Local School District officials are reaching out to the Ohio Attorney General's Office after learning the New Albany Athletic Boosters Club has lost its 501(c)(3) status as a result of failing to file taxes for several years.

New Albany-Plain Local School District officials are reaching out to the Ohio Attorney General's Office after learning the New Albany Athletic Boosters Club has lost its 501(c)(3) status as a result of failing to file taxes for several years.

"This outside organization appears to have failed to follow proper financial procedures by not submitting required tax returns," district treasurer Rebecca Jenkins said in a Sept. 2 press release from the district.

The district doesn't have the authority to regulate the club, which is an outside organization, said district spokesman Patrick Gallaway.

The club didn't spend any tax dollars, the press release said, but the administration and school board agree that a review by charity regulators is necessary and that district officials have reported what they know to the attorney general's office.

"We want to do everything we can to help the organization … but we want them to also be forthright in paying off their obligations," Gallaway said.

The school board on Sept. 12 is expected to consider a policy that would include outside charitable organizations like the boosters club to file documentation with the district as well as the Internal Revenue Service, Gallaway said. If such a policy is adopted, any outside charitable organization will be required to adhere to it to be officially recognized as a support organization for New Albany-Plain Local students.

He said district officials were aware the boosters club wasn't very active and that members were reorganizing.

Brian Weikert, who is employed with the district as a school nurse, was the club's president for the 2015-16 academic year.

Mark Wilson, a parent within the district, has been in the process of establishing a board of trustees to govern a new organization called Eagle Backers, Gallaway said.

ThisWeek hasn't reached any club members yet for comment.

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