3211 - Visitors to Schools & Volunteers
|Policy: Visitors to Schools & Volunteers||Policy Number: 3211|
|Date of Original Policy: 02/11/2013||Date Revision Adopted: 11/06/2019|
|Reviewed by Policy Committee: 09/28/2019||Date of Next Review: 09/28/2022|
|Replacement of Policy Number: 3150 & 3210|
Visitors to the School
All visitors shall be required to report to the main office upon arrival at any school building. Visitors must have picture identification and they shall state their business and follow the procedures for “signing in” and “signing out”. Visitors must wear the school district’s identification badge throughout their stay and return the badge to the office upon departure. Visitations to classrooms for any purpose require permission in advance from the building principal in order to allow teachers the opportunity to arrange their schedules to accommodate such requests.
When individual Board members visit the schools, they must abide by the regulations and procedures developed by the administration regarding school visits.
The Board recognizes the need to develop a school volunteer program to support the District instructional programs and extracurricular activities. The purpose of the volunteer program will be to:
2. Build an understanding of school programs among interested citizens, thus stimulating widespread involvement in the total educational process
3. Strengthen school and community relations through positive participation
Volunteers are persons who are willing to donate their time and energies to assist principals, teachers or any other school personnel in implementing various phases of school programs. Volunteers shall serve in that capacity without compensation or employee benefits except for liability protection under the District’s insurance program.
An application shall be completed by each prospective volunteer and forwarded to the District Office for evaluation. The building principal will forward his/her recommendations concerning selection, placement and replacement of volunteers to the Superintendent for final decision. Following approval from the Superintendent of Schools, volunteers selected for work in the District shall be placed on the list of approved volunteers. However, the Superintendent retains the right to approve or reject any volunteer applications submitted for consideration.
Education law Section 2801; 3023 & 3028
Penal Law Sections 140.10 and 240.35
Volunteer Protection Act of 1997
42 United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 14501 et seq.
Public Officers Law Section 18