We appreciate your interest in volunteering for the Lexington County School District One Volunteer Program. In an effort to ensure the safety of our students, we have implemented additional safety precautions for prospective volunteers.
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. Please note the following:
Level One Volunteers:
1. Only permitted to volunteer under the supervision of a Lexington County School District One Employee.
2. Must be 18 years of age or older.
Level Two Volunteers:
1. Must undergo a criminal history screening prior to approval.
2. Must be 21 years of age or older.
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. Please note that the approval process could take anywhere from two to four weeks. If you have any questions about the application, please request to speak with a volunteer representative.
The Following documents are required by the state to authorize clearance within this school district:
Valid Drivers license or state issued ID card
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 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.
You also understand that your application could take 2-4 weeks to process once submitted.
Our practice is to deny approval to any person who has been arrested and/or convicted of a crime within 10 years of completed background check.
Lexington County School District One (District) will perform a background check on the National Sex Offender Registry, which may be accessed online at no charge, on all new employees, whether employed on a full-time, part-time, regular, interim or temporary basis, and all volunteers, including coaches, mentors, chaperones, and those serving in any other capacity resulting in direct interaction or contact with students. Individuals whose names appear on the National Sex Offender Registry will not be permitted to serve in the District in any capacity. Additionally, the District will not employ individuals or allow individuals to volunteer in any capacity, who have been required to register as sex offenders pursuant to S.C. Code Ann. § 23-3-430. Should an individual whose name appears on the National Sex Offender Registry wish to provide additional information relevant to his/her designation on said registry, the District will consider the matter on a case by case basis. I understand that, in an effort to ensure our students’ and staff’s safety, the District will conduct a criminal history background check on me. I further understand that by giving my signature below, I hereby consent to having the District conduct this background check and use the information gained to determine my eligibility to become a volunteer in the District. I also understand and accept that whether I am accepted as a volunteer in the District or not is within the sole discretion of the District.
Lexington County School District One is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all students, parents/legal guardians, staff, visitors, personnel and community members who participate or seek to participate in its programs or activities. Therefore, the district does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or any related medical conditions), color, disability, age, genetic information, national origin, or any other applicable status protected by local, state, or federal law. The district will use the grievance procedures set forth in policy to process complaints based on alleged violations of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; the Equal Pay Act of 1963; the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008; and Titles I and II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The district designates specific individuals to handle inquiries or complaints. To find out who to contact and how to contact them, please go to our website at http://www.lexington1.net/contact-us.
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.