Escondido Union ESD | BP 1240 Community Relations
The wealth of experience available in the community is a resource that should be used in appropriate ways to enrich the educational program and strengthen our schools' relationships with the homes, businesses, industries, public agencies, and private institutions of our community. The Board of Education encourages parents/guardians and other members of the community to share their time, special knowledge and abilities with our students.
(cf. 1000 - Concepts and Roles)
(cf. 1700 - Relations Between Private Industry and the Schools)
(cf. 4222 - Teacher Aides/Paraprofessionals)
(cf. 5020 - Parent Rights and Responsibilities)
(cf. 6020 - Parent Involvement)
(cf. 6171 - Title I Programs)
Unsalaried volunteers shall be considered employees of the district for Excess Liability and Workers' Compensation Insurance purposes. If injured while serving as volunteers in the district, they should file Workers' Compensation Insurance forms provided by the Risk Management department. (Labor Code 3364.5) If an accident occurs while driving on a school-sponsored field trip, an accident report must be filed in the Risk Management department.
Volunteers shall act in accordance with district policies, regulations, and school rules. At their discretion, employees who supervise volunteers may ask any volunteer who violates school rules to leave the campus. Employees also may confer with the principal or designee regarding any such volunteers.
(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities)
(cf. 3515.2 - Disruptions)
The superintendent or designee shall be responsible for investigating and resolving complaints regarding volunteers.
The superintendent or designee shall develop and implement a plan for recruiting, screening and placing volunteers, including strategies for reaching underrepresented groups of parents/guardians and community members. He/she may also recruit community members to serve as mentors and/or make appropriate referrals to community organizations.
The superintendent or designee shall establish procedures to protect the safety of students and adults. These procedures shall include laws related to tuberculosis testing and may also include laws related to criminal record checks.
Volunteers who supervise or work with students, and are not under the direct supervision of a district employee, shall be fingerprinted and complete a Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal background check.
Volunteers shall be provided with information about school goals, programs and practices, and shall receive an orientation and other training related to their specific responsibilities as appropriate. Employees who supervise volunteers shall ensure that volunteers are assigned meaningful responsibilities that capitalize on their skills and expertise and maximize their contribution to the education program.
Volunteer maintenance work shall be limited to those projects that do not replace the normal maintenance duties of classified staff. The board nevertheless encourages volunteers to work on short-term projects to the extent that they enhance the classroom or school, do not significantly increase maintenance workloads, and comply with employee commitments and contract.
Volunteer aides shall not be used to assist certificated staff in performing teaching or administrative responsibilities in place of regularly authorized classified employees who have been laid off. (Education Code 35021)
The board encourages principals to develop a means for recognizing the contributions of each school's volunteers.
35021 Volunteer aides
35021.1 Automated records check
35021.3 Registry of volunteers for before/after school programs
44010 Sex offense; definition
44227.5 Classroom participation by college methodology faculty
45125 Fingerprinting requirements
45125.01 Interagency agreements for criminal record information
49024 Activity Supervisor Clearance Certificate
49406 Examination for tuberculosis
3543.5 Prohibited interference with employees' rights
HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE
1596.871 Fingerprints of individuals in contact with child day care facility clients
1720.4 Public works; exclusion of volunteers from prevailing wage law
3364.5 Persons performing voluntary services for school districts
290 Registration of sex offenders
290.4 Information re: sex offenders
290.95 Disclosure by person required to register as sex offender
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 22
101170 Criminal record clearance
101216 Health screening, volunteers in child care centers
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
6319 Qualifications and duties of paraprofessionals, Title I programs
ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINIONS
62 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 325 (1979)
Whisman Elementary School District, (1991) PERB Decision No. 868
COMMISSION ON TEACHER CREDENTIALING CODED CORRESPONDENCE
10-11 Information on Assembly Bill 346 Concerning the Activity Supervisor Clearance Certificate (ASCC), July 20, 2010
California Department of Education, Parents/Family and Community: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/pf
California Department of Justice, Megan's Law: http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov
California Parent Teacher Association: http://www.capta.org
Commission on Teacher Credentialing: http://www.ctc.ca.gov
National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education: http://www.ncpie.org
National Parent Teacher Association: http://www.pta.org
Policy ESCONDIDO UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: February 23, 1995 Escondido, California
revised: May 13, 2010
revised: May 25, 2011