Volunteer/Chaperone

Guidelines

Application

Clearances

Verification Form

On July 16, 2015 the Carlisle Area School District Board of Directors approved a new Volunteer Policy #916. This new policy is in accordance with recent changes in the Child Protective Services law. Current volunteers will need to complete the FBI Fingerprinting Clearance (Act 114) or complete the Volunteer Verification certifying that you have resided in PA. for the last ten (10) years. All current volunteers must comply with Act 114 before any volunteer activity for the 2017-2018 school year.

New Volunteers – Please review the application/check list. All new volunteers will need to complete all requirements prior to any volunteer activity in a school or on a field trip. It is important to understand who is a volunteer. The language in the law regarding this requirement has recently changed.

Who is a Volunteer?

Recent legislation has redefined the guidelines of who is considered a volunteer in the school system. The new definition now reads: “The care, supervision, guidance or control of children and routine interaction with children” The legislation also added a definition of the term routine interaction: “regular, repeated and continual contact that is integral to a person’s volunteer responsibilities.”

The district administration has developed a list to help individuals decide if they are a volunteer or a visitor in the district. Below are some common volunteer assignments in the district as examples:

Volunteers (all clearances needed) Visitors (no clearances needed)

After School Club Helpers

Annual PTO Event Helpers

 

Adopt a Grade Volunteers 
      
Chaperones                                                                  

Class Tutors

Class Visit (twice a year)

Classroom and/or Recess Helpers

College Student Tutors

Guest speakers/readers

Lunch Bunch Readers  

Lunch with your child             

Kid Writing Tutors

Picture Day Helpers

Room Parents

Science/History Fair Judges

Veteran Day Program Helpers

Please Note – The above list is not meant to be exhaustive. The district will have to make decisions on new programs and/or activities based upon the definitions above as they become available to buildings and/or departments. Building principals will have final determination regarding individuals who will volunteer or be considered visitors in their respective schools.

 

Volunteer Guidelines

Volunteer Application

Volunteer Verification Form

Policy #916 - Volunteer

Request for Clearances

 

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