We are excited you want to become a volunteer!Ensuring the safety of our students is our top priority. Having our volunteers complete a background check is one of many ways that we assure safety and security in our schools.All volunteers must submit a new application each school yearPlease read the following information before completing your volunteer application.Applicants will receive an email confirmation regarding the status of their application within 5-7 business days.Approved Volunteer Applications will be maintained for the 2020-2021 school year. Annual approval is required for all volunteers.If you have questions please contact Jane Mast firstname.lastname@example.org 832-249-4754
A volunteer coordinator or staff member will call you once your name appears on the approved volunteer database. Do not hesitate to call your child's campus should you have questions about how to begin volunteering.Any background check that does not meet the Klein ISD standard will be forwarded to the central office for review and action.Any volunteer applicant declined due to his/her background check will be contacted by written notification. At no point will the principal or volunteer coordinator be involved in the screening, acceptance, or rejection of the background check. All information will remain confidential.
In the event a volunteer has questions regarding the results of his/her background check, he/she may request a confidential conference with a screening committee. Contact Mr. Chris Ruggerio, Central Office - HR Coordinator of Human Resource Services, to schedule the conference. His telephone number is 822-249-4696 and his email is email@example.comDirector of Staffing and Employee Relations
Please CLICK HERE and read the Klein ISD Criminal History Standards for Volunteers prior to completing your volunteer application and background check.
Dr. McGown's letter
Klein ISD Criminal History Standards for Volunteers
One of the ways Klein ISD seeks to assure safety and security in its schools is by ensuring that the adults working with students are free of certain past criminal convictions. Pursuant to the Texas Education Code and KISD Board Policy GKG (Local), KISD conducts criminal history/background checks on all school volunteers, including parents of KISD students, before they are allowed to provide services to students on a regular basis.
In accordance with Tex. Educ. Code § 22.0835(c), all volunteer applicants must submit the criminal history check form with their online volunteer application and must, except in extenuating circumstances and in the sole discretion of KISD, provide a copy of a driver’s license or other form of identification containing the person’s photograph issued by an entity of the United States government.
Volunteer applicants with no history of disqualifying offenses will be included in the approved volunteer database. Volunteer applications with identified criminal histories will be subject to further review. Volunteer applicants who fail to meet the standards detailed below will be provided written notification of the denial of their application.
Volunteers shall be denied if they meet the following criteria: Prior felony conviction under Texas Penal Code Title 5 (Crimes Against the Person); or Conviction requiring registration as a sex offender.
Volunteers may be denied if they meet the following criteria: Prior conviction or deferred adjudication of any felony offense; Prior conviction or deferred adjudication of any offense (felony or misdemeanor) involving drugs or drug paraphernalia; Prior conviction or deferred adjudication of a misdemeanor offense within the last 5 years involving moral turpitude (acts that are generally considered morally or ethically wrong), including, but not limited to crimes that involve dishonesty, fraud, deceit, misrepresentation, or deliberate violence; Failure to disclose prior convictions or arrests on the volunteer application and/or provide additional requested written information regarding any offense(s).
KISD will consider the following factors when circumstances require discretionary judgment:
Possibility of incorrect identity: Applicant may provide evidence to support his/her identity or choose to be fingerprinted to clear any misidentification at the expense of the applicant; Nature of the offense: age of applicant at time of offense; length of time since offense occurred; Number and nature of offenses since the disqualifying offense: a clear record of 10 years or more may indicate remediation; Period of probation completed, with no infractions; Dismissed charges may be disregarded; Details disclosed on the application regarding any prior offenses; Any other factor within the District’s discretion relevant to the applicant’s suitability for working with students; Type of volunteer work to be performed.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Klein ISD. We are so appreciative that you are willing to share your time and talent with the students, staff and families of Klein ISD.