School boards recognize that volunteers can make many valuable contributions to the schools in their districts. Therefore, all Boards welcome volunteers and endorse Volunteer Programs in the district, subject to suitable regulations and safeguards, to be promulgated by the Superintendent or staff, in cooperation with the schools.
Appropriate effort shall be made to incorporate the use of school volunteers into all schools as well as any or all other programs or activities of the school district.
The Boards' Volunteer Programs shall meet certain requirements, including but not limited to the following:
- Every volunteer permitted to assist personnel in any school related program shall sign a volunteer behavior agreement stating that he/she understands and will abide by all policies, regulations, and procedures of the School Board.
- The agreement shall include a statement that the volunteer shall not abuse any child or student by physical or emotional means or commit any criminal act involving a minor student.
- Every volunteer shall agree to undergo, and shall undergo, an extensive criminal background check as required by statute.
- Every volunteer shall agree not to use alcohol or illegal drugs or be under the influence of alcohol or any drug while volunteering in any school related program.
Ref: La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 15:587.1, 17:15, 17:81
My signature below certifies that I have read, understand, and agree to strictly abide by the Volunteer Policy and Procedures of the respected school districts as set forth. My signature also certifies that I have provided the United Way of Northeast Louisiana with accurate information. I understand that failure to provide accurate information and failure to adhere to School District Volunteer Policy and Procedures may result in my application being denied and any and all volunteer privileges immediately revoked.