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New Volunteer Info

posted Jul 10, 2018, 9:39 AM by Heather Sheehan   [ updated Aug 15, 2019, 1:44 PM ]
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Dear Parents or Guardians:

This past school year we implemented new procedures regarding volunteers in schools. The intent of these procedures is to take reasonable measures to assure the safety of our students while at the same time maintaining a comfortable and inviting atmosphere in our schools. To assist in this process, we will be asking anyone interested in volunteering to fill out the following paperwork Volunteer Application Forms. Once this happens, we will conduct a background check on all potential volunteers using a state-wide database. Once potential volunteers have passed this screening, they will be eligible to volunteer. For those who fail the initial background check but who still wish to volunteer, they may use the Department of Education’s protocol. This includes passing a background check and submitting fingerprints prior to approval, at the applicant’s expense. This is the same procedure all school employees go through before employment.

If you were approved as a volunteer for the 18-19 school year and would like to volunteer for the 19-20 school year you will need to complete and submit the volunteer paperwork again, notating on the application if there has been any change in information.

While we understand that this is a dramatic change from what volunteers have had to do in the past, we hope that you will support our efforts to take reasonable precautions before allowing volunteers into our schools.

Thank you for your support in this matter.