The LGSUHSD Board of Trustees recognizes and appreciates that volunteer assistance in schools can significantly enrich the educational program, increase supervision of students, contribute to school safety, and strengthen a school's relationship with the community. The Board encourages parents/guardians and other members of the community to share their time, knowledge and abilities with students .
The Board, in compliance with California Education Code 35021.1 and Board Policy 1240, requires school volunteers to be screened and authorized to volunteer. Volunteers who may be in contact with students outside the presence of certificated staff (however briefly) must arrange for a CA Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprint submission prior to volunteering. Also, volunteers who will have frequent or prolonged contact with students must be TB tested and cleared. These requirements are in place given an abundance of caution for student safety and well-being
Should I Apply to Volunteer?
Determine which volunteers are required to be fingerprinted and undergo a criminal background check by the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI. What are the criteria?
Some levels of volunteerism present a “gray area.” If in doubt, please contact your school principal. The school site administrator has the discretion to determine which volunteers must be fingerprinted for a DOJ and FBI background check, based on the type of volunteerism.
|Fingerprinting/DOJ/FBI Criminal Background Check AND TB Clearance REQUIRED
Fingerprinting/DOJ/FBI Criminal Background Check & TB clearance
Volunteer clearance IS required for the following:
On-site volunteer assignments
Supervision of students for school shows, rehearsals, robotics, teacher’s helper, library helper, etc.
Drive or chaperones field trips, including sports
Coaching or assisting with special events
Volunteering in the Snack Shack
Volunteer clearance NOT Required for the following:
Attending musicals, drama productions, athletic, academic or art events as a member of the audience.
Presents a lecture with certificated staff members (teacher or administrator) present.
Attends school events at which parents are expected to supervise their own children
Visits the office for the purpose of conducting business there
- Attends a parent-staff conference
How to Become a LGSUHSD Volunteer
Please attached the following items to you packet:
- CA ID (Photo ID)
- Negative TB Results ( Within the last 4 years) If you need an updated TB risk assessment, please complete this FORM and the school nurse, Lisa Tripp, will contact you.
- Driver's Insurance
Click Here to Complete the Volunteer Packet
After you complete the packet, our HR Admin Assistant will send you an email confirming your clearance.
Questions? Contact Flor Alcoba