Kingsburg Elementary Charter | BP 1240 Community Relations
The Governing Board encourages parents/guardians and other members of the community to share their time, knowledge and abilities with students. Volunteer assistance in schools enriches the educational program, enhances supervision of students and contributes to school safety while strengthening the schools' relationships with the community. The Board also encourages community members to serve as mentors providing support and motivation to 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)
No person has any right to provide, nor is the district obligated to accept, volunteer services. A person also has no right to a particular volunteer assignment, event, location, or classroom.
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.
(cf. 1020 - Youth Services)
(cf. 1400 - Relations between Other Governmental Agencies and the Schools)
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.
In order to volunteer on any school activity, insurance requires that no siblings may accompany the volunteering adult on the field trip or in the classroom. This includes any siblings not enrolled in the classroom participating in the fieldtrip.
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 educational program.
Volunteers shall act in accordance with state and federal laws, 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. 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)
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 and do not significantly increase maintenance workloads and comply with employee commitments and contracts.
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 KINGSBURG ELEMENTARY CHARTER SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: November 14, 1996 Kingsburg, California
revised: August 24, 2009
revised: October 19, 2009
revised: February 21, 2012