Permissions: I understand that the volunteer screening process includes both criminal background checks and reference checks. I give my permission for a SFPS representative to contact the indicated references in order to ascertain my suitability to work with children in SFPS. I give permission to share the results of these checks with District placement sites or outside organizations with whom SFPS has fully executed memoranda of understanding (MOU) recognizing my volunteer or contractor activities.
Acknowledgement: I understand that there is no legal right to volunteer. SFPS may, at its discretion, decline my offer of volunteer services. If services are declined, the SFPS Volunteer Coordinator will notify me in writing.
Statement: I attest that all the information contained on this form is true to the best of my ability.
I certify that the answers given herein in connection with this application are true, accurate, and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that any false, inaccurate, omitted or misleading information provided on this application, or any other documents submitted in connections with this application, shall be cause to deny volunteer status. I authorize SFPS to check my personal and employment history, including without limitation: evaluations, criminal arrest and conviction records, reference checks, and release of investigatory information possessed by any private or public employer of any state, local or federal agency. I expressly waive in connection with any request for or provision of such information, any claims, including without limitation, defamation, emotional distress, invasion of privacy or interference with contractual relations, which I may otherwise have against the SFPS, its agents and officials or any provider of such information. Furthermore, I release my previous employer(s) from any liability related to the disclosure or release of records.
I further authorize SFPS to release any potential employer or volunteer program any and all relevant information concerning my performance history. References and personal information which become a part of this record are to be regarded as confidential and will not be revealed.
The conviction of a crime or any affirmative answer provided by you on this document is NOT an automatic bar to becoming a volunteer. SFPS will consider the nature of any conviction or alleged conduct underlying the affirmative response, the date of the alleged conduct in question, and the relationship between the offense or alleged conduct underlying the affirmative response, and the role of a volunteer.
I, understand and agree to the volunteer rights, responsibilities and commitments. I further understand it is my responsibility to review the changes made annually to this document and to comply with all SFPS policy, regulation and/or changes as long as I am a volunteer with Santa Fe Public Schools.
I also understand and agree, any offer to become a volunteer that I may receive, or have received, from the SFPS is conditioned upon the District’s receipt of information pursuant to a fingerprint-based check of my personal and professional history. I further understand and agree any offer to be a volunteer made by the District may be withdrawn immediately, upon written notice by the District and received by the SFPS is inconsistent with any statement or omission made by me. I will immediately notify the School Administrator or District Volunteer Coordinator if I am charged with any subsequent crime or am the subject of a restraining order hearing.
I understand that all information in the SFPS application will be a public record and will be released upon request, in accordance with the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act.
I agree to
the Confidentiality and Volunteer Data Agreement (HERE)
agree to the Volunteer Pledge (HERE)
agree to the Volunteer Handbook (HERE)
agree to the Policy and Administrative Regulation (HERE)
agree to the Sexual Harassment Policy (HERE)