Dear Community Volunteer:On behalf of the staff of San Bernardino City Unified School District, I would like to extend our appreciation for your dedication to improving the academic achievement of our students. Volunteers play an important and valuable role in our district. Teachers, staff, parents, and the community benefit from the work of individuals like you who freely share their talents and resources. We also know that as a volunteer, you, too, will be rewarded.This application is directed to all volunteers, parents/families, grandparents, college, retired persons, former teachers and administrators, persons from the business and faith communities, and persons of every educational level past high school - in short, to anyone wishing to devote a portion of his or her time to one of the most important resources in this community — our schools. Because we were hoping you could get the most out of your volunteer experience, we want to make sure you are an informed volunteer. Whether you commit one hour a week, one day a week, or commit to the entire school year, your efforts make a difference for our students.Volunteers help in many different ways such as tutoring, classroom assistants, playground supervision, library assistants, office assistants, field trip chaperones, team sports, and special projects. We cannot imagine what it would be like without your hard work and dedication. On behalf of the teachers, staff, and students, - "We appreciate all that you give to improve the quality of education for our students."All volunteers are required to complete this application, be screened for tuberculosis, and be subject to a criminal history check and, in some cases, fingerprinting. Volunteers who test negative shall thereafter be required to take a tuberculosis test every four years by Education Code 49406. (Education Code 45106, 45347, 45349, 49406 & Health and Safety Code 121545) Acceptance as a volunteer is based on factors including, but not limited to:1. No record of a felony conviction or requirement to register as a sex offender under California law (Penal Code 290).2. A completed San Bernardino Unified School District volunteer application form on file in Raptor.3. Tuberculosis (TB) Clearance4. Positive attitude; interest in and enthusiasm for working with children5. Ability to work cooperatively with school personnel and participate regularly
If we can ever be of assistance to you, please reach out to the school site or our Family Engagement Office if you are interested in volunteering with SBCUSD.
San Bernardino City USD
The Following documents are required by the state to authorize clearance within this school district
I certify under penalty of Perjury that the foregoing statements are true and complete, and I authorize the San Bernardino City Unified School District to complete a background check as a condition of school volunteer service, as provided by California Education Code: 45125.5
San Bernardino City Unified School District Volunteer Program Guidelines:
l. Immediately upon arrival, I will sign in at the main office or the designated sign-in station.2. Volunteers will follow all policies, procedures and other rules established in the district and all applicable laws.3. Volunteers must wear the appropriate identification badge and will show volunteer identification whenever required by the school to do so.4. Volunteers must follow the appropriate dress code applicable to staff.5. Volunteers cannot smoke in any SBCUSD facility.6. Volunteers will not lend money to and bring gifts to students unless authorized by the school principal or designee.7. Volunteers will not transport students. Please do not put yourself in the position of being alone with any student in any vehicle.8. Volunteers will not have access to student educational records. All volunteers will sign a confidentiality agreement.9. Volunteers will not photograph or videotape students unless authorized by the principal or designee.10. Volunteers will not dress, change diapers, provide personal hygiene assistance, or supply medication to students.11. Volunteers should not exchange telephone numbers, home addresses, e-mail addresses or any other home directory information with students for any purpose unless it is required as part of your role as a volunteer.12. Volunteers will use universal precautions to avoid contact with body fluids.13. Volunteers will use only adult designated restrooms.14. Volunteers can monitor student behavior; however, if a situation is serious, the volunteer should seek immediate assistance from school personnel.15. Volunteers will not discriminate against or harass any person and will report all harassment or discrimination observed, in accordance with district policy.16. Volunteers will not search students or student property.17. Volunteers will not direct a student to remove an emblem, insignia, or garment, including a religious emblem, insignia or garment. If the volunteer believes a student's clothing is disruptive or promotes disruptive behavior, the volunteer will contact a staff member immediately.18. Volunteers must report suspected cases of abuse or neglect to the school administrator or professional staff.19. The school administrator or designee will provide appropriate training for all volunteers.
Volunteer Confidentiality Agreement
All student information should be treated confidentially. Sharing student information with others may be a violation of the law. Do not make a promise to a student that you will keep confidential any information that pertains to the welfare of the student and to protect you from violating the law. Although the student is free to share confidential information with you, there are certain things that you are required by law to tell the campus administrator. Any personal information learned from a student, should be held in strictest confidence except:1.If a student confides that he or she is the victim of sexual, emotional, chemical or physical abuse.2.If a student confides that he or she is involved in any illegal activity.3.If a student confides that he or she is considering homicide or suicide.Should one of these exceptions arise, you are required by law to immediately notify the school administrator. Note on your calendar when this information was reported and to whom it was given. Remember, this information is extremely personal and capable of damaging lives, so do not share it with anyone except the appropriate authorities. If you have questions, please ask an administrator. Any student needs communicated to the volunteer should be referred to the appropriate staff person.
I understand that in the course of my volunteer time with the San Bernardino City Unified School District, I may become aware of confidential information about specific students. This information may include such information as students' academic performance, behavior, disabilities and related manners. I understand and agree that I will not disclose such confidential information except to school employees who have a need to know.
All volunteer work is done under the direction of an assigned teacher, site volunteer coordinator, or principal/vice principal. Volunteers must comply with the sign-in procedures at the school site. Volunteers do not receive compensation or employee benefits except worker's compensation as provided for in Labor Code Section 3364.5.
I have read and agree to abide by the above guidelines.
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.