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Policies » Section I: Instruction » IJOC: Volunteers

Policy Date: 12/06/2017

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The Candia School District recognizes the valuable contribution made to the total school program
through the volunteer assistance of parents and other citizens. In working with volunteers, the
appropriate staff member shall clearly explain the volunteer’s responsibility.

Volunteers assist the school in many roles, including, but not limited to, clerical assistance for
teachers, field trip chaperones, presenters, assistant coaches, advisors to enrichment activities,
and assisting in large group supervision. In whatever capacity, the Principal/designee will
provide appropriate orientation to the volunteers. This orientation shall include a description of
role expectations, information about safety, evacuation, confidentiality, and the expected
relationship to staff and students. Whenever possible, volunteers should function under the
supervision of a school employee.

Designated Volunteers – Designated volunteers will be required to undergo a background
investigation and a criminal records check. Designated volunteer means any volunteer whom:
1. Comes in direct contact with pupils on a daily basis
2. Meets regularly with students
3. Meets with students on a one-on-one basis
4. Has unsupervised access to the school building as a whole
5. Any other volunteer so designated by the School Board or Superintendent

Said Record Checks will be funded by the District and shall be required during the initial stages
of volunteer service.

Registered sex offenders will not be allowed to be a school volunteer.

Adopted: January 4, 2001
Revised: June 5, 2008
Revised: December 6, 2017