Volunteer Guidelines

  • Always sign in at the school office and pick up a Volunteer ID badge.
  • State law requires that anyone working with children provide proof of fingerprint clearance.
    • Download fingerprint form HERE.
    • Contact police department to schedule.
    • Bring completed copy back to the school office.
    • Participate in “Shield the Vulnerable” program for volunteers. http://www.shieldthevulnerable.org/ (good for 3 years)
  • Code of Ethics-Student Privacy
    • State law insures that a student’s right to privacy be respected at all times.
    • Any personal information about a student is not to be revealed.
    • Gossip can be detrimental-give each student the benefit of being referred to ONLY in positive terms. (Think about how your child would feel).
  • In the event of an injury:
    • Minor injuries-send student accompanied by another student to office IF NEEDED.
    • Serious injury-DO NOT MOVE STUDENT, use intercom or send a runner to the office for assistance.
  • It is the responsibility of the volunteers to notify the person they report to when they are unable to work.

THE FOLLOWING CODE OF ETHICS IS ESSENTIAL FOR VOLUNTEERS

  1. Any authority given to a volunteer is at the discretion of the teacher who is directly responsible for the instruction, safety, and discipline of the students.
  2. The classroom teacher will specify what he/she wants you to do.
  3. Volunteers should never divulge confidential information to which they may have access to in the classroom or in the school. It is a state law that the rights of students are to be respected and that personal information about them is not to be revealed.
  4. If it is found that a volunteer cannot follow the essential code of ethics for a volunteer, he or she may be asked by the principal to discontinue volunteering.
  5. Under no circumstances may anyone chaperone, volunteer or drive on a field trip, without obtaining proper finger-print clearance.

VOLUNTEER DRIVER LIABILITY INSURANCE

All parents/guardians who drive children for school-sponsored activities must be covered with auto liability insurance. Current volunteer driver information forms must be completed and left in the school office. The privately owned vehicle policy must provide liability coverage on the automobile driven in the amounts no less than $100,000.00 individual/$300,000.00 cumulative each loss or occurrence bodily injury, $50,000.00 property damage, $5,000.00 per person medical, and $100,000.00 uninsured motorist insurance. Parents are reminded that the number of persons in a car should not exceed the number for which the car was constructed and all children must wear a seat belt. The school must have a copy of each driver’s license and current proof of automobile insurance. Field trip drivers must strictly adhere to the itinerary of the planned trip. If drivers deviate from the itinerary, they become ineligible under the liability insurance of the school. DRIVERS MAY NOT BRING OTHER CHILDREN.