The Governing Board encourages parents/guardians and other members of the community to share their time, knowledge and abilities with our students.
Volunteers shall act in accordance with District policies and regulations, as well as any site requirements.
Volunteers shall follow any directions given by the school site principal and other employees of the District.
Each volunteer is required to complete the District Volunteer Application form, and the completed form must be on file with the District office prior to commencement of service. This form includes a requirement for disclosure of any prior criminal convictions. Failure to provide accurate information will result in immediate dismissal.
Each volunteer is required to complete a fingerprint clearance with the California Department of Justice.
Each volunteer must keep his/her TB test up-to-date. The cost for the TB testing is at the expense of the volunteer.
Each volunteer is expected to maintain confidentiality regarding each student and his/her family.
If a volunteer hears about or observes evidence of child abuse, he/she shall report the information to the site principal immediately. Failure to do so will result in immediate dismissal.
Education Code 35.21 provides that a person who is required to register as a sex offender pursuant to Penal Code section 290 shall not serve as a volunteer. Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified School District policy is not to allow volunteers who have been convicted of sex offences, and serious or violent felonies.
Registered sex offenders and persons convicted of serious or violent felonies may not volunteer to serve as chaperones for field trips, dances or any other school activity.
a community member or parent wishes to volunteer in a school or at an activity,
the prospective volunteer must complete the Volunteer Application Form. The form is then submitted to the school
principal for approval. College students
wanting to fulfill hours for school work should be sent to the Personnel
form must be completely filled out. Each
question must be answered or marked.
Incomplete forms will not be processed.
principal and the volunteer must sign the application. When the principal signs
the Volunteer Application Form, he/she is indicating that they approve of this
volunteer and want him/her on their site to perform the duties indicated. Principals may deny a volunteer.
new form must be completed each year.
site secretary informs the prospective volunteer that he/she must make an
appointment to be fingerprinted at the District Office and inform him/her that
a driver’s license or ID card must be brought to the appointment.
site secretary must fax or send the completed volunteer form via inter-district
mail. It must be signed by both the principal/supervisor and volunteer. This form will be kept on file at the
the volunteer is going to be at your site on a regular basis, meaning more than
a couple of days per year, they must also be TB skin test cleared before they
can work around students.
District will provide a fingerprint cleared volunteer list to all sites via
email on a weekly basis.
will be your responsibility to inform the volunteers when they have cleared.
identification badge is to be picked up at the District Office by the
volunteers must wear their ID cards while on campus or at a district event when
performing volunteer services.
Code 35021 provides that a person who is required to register as a sex
offender pursuant to Penal
Code 290 shall not serve as a volunteer.
Joint Unified School District policy does not allow volunteers who have been
convicted of sex offences and serious or violent felonies. For any other conviction, the Superintendent
or designee has the discretion to deny volunteer service depending on the
nature of the conviction as it relates to the volunteer’s suitability and
District reserves the right to limit the number and types of volunteers, the
time frame and the classroom(s) served.
volunteers must be cleared by the District Office PRIOR to serving.
Fill out the volunteer application. Sign the form. The principal must sign the application.
A driver’s license or official ID card must be brought to the appointment at the District Office.
Call two (2) days after filling out the volunteer form to make an appointment to be fingerprinted at: 528-4763.
If you will be volunteering on a regular basis, meaning for more than a couple of days per year, you must also have a TB skin test clearance before you can work around the students.
The school site will notify you when the fingerprinting has cleared.
An identification badge will be sent to your site.
All volunteers must wear their identification badges while on campus or at a District event when performing volunteer services.