We appreciate your interest in volunteering in South Washington County Schools. Our district offers a variety of activities you may choose from when volunteering your time. Simply complete and submit a volunteer application and upon approval you will receive instructions on next steps.It is very important that the information you enter on the application matches your government issued identification card including your full legal name. It is important that you provide a valid email address so you can be notified as to the status of your application and for future communication. All information collected on the application will remain confidential and not be shared outside the volunteer program. If you have any questions about the application, please request to speak with a volunteer representative.Thank you,District Volunteer Coordinator
By providing your signature, you are agreeing to abide by the rules and regulations of the District Volunteer Program and that you have or will review our volunteer handbook. One or more of the volunteer activities you have selected may require you to provide your United States social security number so we can perform a criminal background check. Your social security number will only be used for this purpose and we do not retain this information.
Our screening standards are as follows:
Criminal Background Screening Standards
The South Washington County School District strives to maintain a safe and healthy educational environment that promotes the physical, social and psychological well-being of all students. All new employees and designated volunteers must receive a criminal background check prior to starting employment or a volunteer assignment with South Washington County Schools. An individual will be disqualified and prohibited from serving as an employee or volunteer if that individual has been found guilty or entered a plea of non-contender (no contest), regardless of the adjudication for any of the following disqualifying offenses:
1. Sex Offenses A. All Sex Offenses- Regardless of the amount of time since the offense i. Examples: Child molestation, rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sodomy, prostitution, solicitation, indecent exposure, etc.
2. Felonies A. All Violent Felony Offenses- Regardless of the amount of time since the offense i. Examples: Murder, manslaughter, aggravated assault, kidnapping, robbery, aggravated burglary, etc. B. All Felony Offenses, other than violent or sex within the past ten (10) years. i. Examples: Drug offenses, theft, embezzlement, fraud, child endangerment, etc.
3. Misdemeanors A. All Violent Misdemeanor offenses within the past five (5) years, or multiple offenses within the past seven (7) years.
i. Examples: Simple drug possession, drunk and disorderly conduct, public intoxication, possession of drug paraphernalia, etc. B. Any other Misdemeanor offense within the past five (5) years that would be considered a potential danger to children, or is directly related to the functions of that employee or volunteer.
i. Examples: Contributing to the delinquency of a minor, providing alcohol to a minor, theft (if person is handling monies), etc.
The district reserves the discretion to consider factors and information, including whether the nature of the offense implicates a behavior that is contradictory to an individual’s job description, when making employment decisions.
A criminal background check is required and there is a fee associated with the screening.Fees may vary depending on the functions selected. Payment is necessary to complete your volunteer application.
Your volunteer application has been successfully submitted and will be reviewed per the district’s volunteer policy. In the near future, you will be notified as to your volunteer status. If you have any questions, please request to speak with a volunteer representative.