The Willard Public School District understands the important role volunteers play in the education of our students. We value the partnerships we have with parents, community members, and business partners. Our students benefit in a variety of ways by working with these non-district staff.
Providing a safe learning community is always our priority. This means we put safety first as we develop programs and partnerships. The Missouri legislature recently passed a law requiring background checks for any school volunteer who is periodically left alone with students. Willard's current practice is to require background checks on all volunteers, but this new law provides clarity as to the type of background check depending on what the volunteer will be doing.
Volunteers are classified in two groups; Screened and Non-Screened. Non-Screened are volunteers who do not have access to student records and will not be left alone with students. This group is required to obtain a name based background each year. Screened volunteers are required to obtain an FBI fingerprint (every five years) and fall under the following categories:
* Regularly assist in the office or library
*Mentor or tutor students
*Coach or supervise a school-sponsored activity before or after school
*Chaperone students on an overnight trip
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. If you are unable to provide an email address, you use the district’s email address. All information collected on the application will remain confidential and not be shared outside the volunteer program. Simply complete and submit a volunteer application and upon approval you will receive instructions on next steps.
By providing your signature, you are agreeing to abide by the rules and regulations of the District Volunteer Program. One or more of the volunteer activities you have selected requires you to obtain an FBI Fingerprint at no cost to the volunteer. You will be provided with additional information via email in order to complete this requirement. If you have any questions regarding this, you may contact the District Volunteer Coordinator at 417-742-2584.
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 contact the District Volunteer Coordinator at 417-742-2584.