Welcome

District Volunteer Application

 

Thank you for your interest in volunteering in our District. The important work of the School District is enhanced on a daily basis by valuable contributions from parent and community volunteers. The Baldwin Park Unified School 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 communications. All information collected on the application will remain confidential, to the extent permitted by law, and not be shared outside the volunteer program.  

The purpose of this screening is to ensure that no one working with our children has a record of sexual misconduct, thus providing a safe and positive environment for our students.

If you have any questions about the application; please request to speak with a volunteer representative.

 

Sincerely,

Jill M. Poe

Chief of Police 

 

 

Personal Information

Personal Information

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Phone number is required
Please note: An email will be sent to the email address entered to inform you of the status of your application. If you do not have an email account, you will need to create a personal email account online before you can proceed with this application. Do not use <a href="mailto:policeadmin@bpusd.net">policeadmin@bpusd.net</a> or an email account that is not assigned to you.
School Preferences

Please select the schools at which you wish to volunteer

Functions

Please select the functions from the list below. (select all that apply)

Documents

Documents

The Following documents are required by the state to authorize clearance within this school district. If you are unable to submit verification of TB clearance at this time, please bring this to one of the schools selected so that they are able to proceed with processing your application.

Organizations

Please select the organization(s) on behalf of which you are volunteering (if not applicable, select "None")

Disclaimer

Please read the disclaimer below and provide your signature

By providing your signature on this volunteer application, you agree to abide by the rules and regulations of the District Volunteer Program and subsequent disclosures below.

Baldwin Park Unified School District – Volunteer Code of Conduct


As a volunteer, I agree to abide by the following code of volunteer conduct:

1. Immediately upon arrival, I will sign in at the Principal’s office or the designated sign-in station.
2. I understand that volunteering is a privilege and not a right. 
3. I understand that the approval of my volunteer application does not afford me the right to access the campus at any time without prior approval from the site administration. 
4. I will wear a volunteer identification badge while volunteering on the campus. 
5. I will use only adult bathroom facilities.
6. I agree to never be alone with individual students without the authorization of teachers and/or school authorities.
7. I will not solicit outside contact with students.
8. I will maintain confidentiality outside of school and will share any concerns that I may have with teachers and school administrators.
9. I will not disclose, use or disseminate student photographs or personal information about students, self, or others.
10. I agree not to post, transmit, publish, or display harmful or inappropriate matter that is threatening, obscene, disruptive or sexually explicit or that could be construed as any form of harassment.
11. I will dress appropriately.
12. I agree only to do what is in the best personal and educational interest of every child with whom I come into contact.
13. I will immediately(no more than 24 hours) notify the School Police Chief if I am subject to any new arrests and/or criminal convictions during my volunteering time.
14. I understand that my status as a volunteer may be revoked at any time.

Completion of the Volunteer Application does not give you access to any of our school campuses at any time. You must always obtain pre-approval from the principal or designee prior to volunteering. Failure to adhere to the Volunteer Code of Conduct can result in your volunteer privileges being revoked at any time. 

Criminal Background Acknowledgement

It is possible that as a volunteer you may have more than occasional or infrequent contact with students. Under Penal Code 290.95 you are required to disclose to school officials if you are a registered sex offender. Your failure to disclose this fact could result in your arrest, prosecution, and likely fine and imprisonment. Please read and sign the following statement:

I declare under penalty of perjury, that I am not a registered sex offender, and that I have not suffered convictions for any violent or serious felony as defined in Sections 667.5 and 1192.7 of the Penal Code; or any sex offense as defined in Section 44010 of the Education Code; or any controlled substance offense as defined in Section 44011 of the Education Code (EC 44010, 44011, or 44424); and there are no criminal charges pending against me.

I certify that all statements made herein are true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I authorize an investigation of all statements herein recorded. I release from liability all persons and organizations reporting information required by this application.

Waiver and Release

I hereby release, waive, forever discharge, hold harmless, and covenant not to sue the Baldwin Park Unified School District(District), it’s governing board, employees, officers, agents, and volunteers for liability to myself and all of my personal representatives, assigns, heirs, parents, and next of kin for any loss or damage, and any claim or demands on account of any property damage, injury to, illness of, or death (including any person who may contract COVID-19, directly or indirectly, from me) whether caused by the negligence, active or passive, of the District or otherwise while I participate as a volunteer

Furthermore, as an unpaid volunteer, I understand that I have not been deemed an employee and will be ineligible for workers’ compensation benefits pursuant to California Labor Code 3364.5 as the Board of Education has not adopted a resolution affording such coverage.

Student-Employee Interaction Expectations

As a volunteer, I agree to abide by and be subject to the following:

Sexual Harassment, Student-Employee Interaction Expectations

E 4119.11, 4219.11, 4319.11

Personnel

Consistent with Article I, Section 28(c) of the California Constitution and the District’s

policy prohibiting sexual harassment, all District employees shall:

  1. Communicate and interact with students in a manner that respects student’s right to a

safe and secure environment, as required by the California Constitution.

  1. Maintain appropriate boundaries with students that are consistent with their positions,

roles, duties, and responsibilities, within accepted norms of behavior for educators, and in

a manner that a reasonable person would not interpret as inappropriate. Examples of

boundary violations include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Signaling or seeking out a specific student, which may create excessive emotional

attachment for all parties or may be perceived as acting in a “parental” role.

  • Dating or becoming romantically or sexually involved with a student.
  • Kissing of ANY kind.
  • Showing inappropriate videos, photographs, images or other content to a student.
  • Photographing and video recording of students without parental permission.
  • Grabbing, touching, tickling, rubbing, or unsolicited hugging of a student.
  • Cuddling with or allowing a student to sit on the employee’s lap.
  • Telling sexual jokes, commenting about students’ bodies, or communicating in a

personal nature with students not related to the employee’s professional

responsibilities.

  • Giving personal or intimate gifts to a student.
  • Consuming alcohol or drugs with, or offering, giving, or otherwise making

alcohol or drugs available to a student.

  • Using student bathrooms.
  • Inviting students to your personal residence.
  • Intimidate, harass, retaliate, or bully a student who refuses to date, engage in

sexual contact, or a romantic relationship.

  • Leering at a student’s breasts, buttocks, or groin area.
  • Offering a higher grade on an academic assignment or providing special

classroom/school privileges in exchange for a date, sexual contact, or a romantic

relationship.

  • Transporting a student in a personal vehicle
  1. Understand that they may only be alone with a single student on school premises

during the normal school day when:

  • The employee’s supervisor or administrators has/have deemed it educationally

necessary and has/have authorization in advance.

  • It is a requirement of the employee’s position, role, duties, or responsibilities.
  1. Employees must avoid appearances of impropriety and refrain from unauthorized and

inappropriate communications, by any means with students. Factors that may be

considered in determining whether communication is inappropriate include, but are not

limited to:

  • Using personal social media sites, or other forms of digital devices, to

communicate with students,

  • The subject, content, purpose, authorization, timing, and frequency of

communications,

  • If the communication can be reasonably interpreted as soliciting sexual contact or

a romantic relationship,

  • If the content of communication is sexual in nature or sexually explicit,

CONSEQUENCES OF INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR

All employees shall be disciplined up to and including termination and/or legal action, for

noncompliance with this policy. Examples of noncompliance include, but are not limited

to:

  • Failure to maintain appropriate boundaries when interacting and communicating

with students,

  • Failure to appropriately intervene or report when witnessing, observing, and

becoming cognizant of prohibited or unauthorized student-employee interactions,

  • Failure to fulfill duties and requirements as mandated reporters.

This policy will be presented to and signed by all District employees as part of their

initial employment, and as part of annual employee notifications.


By signing your name you agree to all the above statements. Use the mouse or touch screen to sign.
Done

Thank You

You have completed Step 1 of the volunteer application process. If you did not submit your TB Verification, Step 2 will require you to provide your Proof of Tuberculosis Clearance (TB). Please provide this documentation to one of the schools selected in your application. 

If you have any questions, please request to speak with your School Community Liaison.