Standard Elementary SD | BP 1240 Community Relations
The Governing Board recognizes that volunteer assistance in schools can enrich the educational program, increase supervision of students, and contribute to school safety while strengthening the schools' relationships with the community. The Board encourages parents/guardians and other members of the community to share their time, knowledge, and abilities with 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. 5148 - Child Care and Development)
(cf. 5148.2 - Before/After School Programs)
(cf. 6020 - Parent Involvement)
(cf. 6171 - Title I Programs)
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 to students and/or make appropriate referrals to community organizations.
(cf. 1020 - Youth Services)
(cf. 1400 - Relations Between Other Governmental Agencies and the Schools)
As appropriate, the Superintendent or designee shall provide volunteers with information about school goals, programs, and practices and an orientation or other training related to their specific responsibilities. Employees who supervise volunteers shall ensure that volunteers are assigned meaningful responsibilities that utilize their skills and expertise and maximize their contribution to the educational 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 negotiated agreements.
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)
Volunteers shall act in accordance with district policies, regulations, and school rules. The Superintendent or designee shall be responsible for investigating and resolving complaints regarding volunteers.
(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities)
(cf. 3515.2 - Disruptions)
The Board encourages principals to develop a means for recognizing the contributions of each school's volunteers.
(cf. 1150 - Commendations and Awards)
The Superintendent or designee shall periodically report to the Board regarding the district's volunteer assistance program.
The Superintendent or designee shall establish procedures for determining whether volunteers possess the qualifications, if any, required by law and administrative regulation for the types of duties they will perform. Refer to checklist of volunteer activities.
Prior to assuming a volunteer position to work with students in a district-sponsored student activity program, a volunteer shall obtain both a Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal background check through the district. (Education Code 49024)
A volunteer who possesses a current Activity Supervisor Clearance Certificate from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, issued prior to July 9, 2010, shall have satisfied district requirements for the criminal background check. (Education Code 49024)
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 STANDARD SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: September 13, 2011 Bakersfield, California