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VOLUNTEER POLICY 

The Richland School District believes in the security and safety as a number one priority for our students, teachers, and staff members.

A volunteer is any individual who performs a service for the school district without compensation, remuneration or other consideration and who otherwise meets the requirements of this policy. A volunteer must be at least eighteen (18) years of age. A volunteer need not be a parent/guardian of a student enrolled in the school district. A school district student who serves as equipment manager or assistant athletic trainer, or who provides other volunteer assistance in support of a curricular, co-curricular or extracurricular activity is not considered to be a volunteer for purposes of this policy. 

Limited Contact Volunteer 

  • Please complete a signed PDE 6004 Form:
  • Parents/Guardians planning on eating lunch with their child(ren)
  • Parents/Guardians planning on visiting a class with the classroom teacher present
  • Parents/Guardians planning on reading to the class with the classroom teacher present
  • Parents/Guardians Volunteers for classroom parties
 

Justification for the above:  Parents/Guardians are not in a supervisory setting, are in a large group setting, and are not with kids individually.

Program Volunteer / Chaperone 

Please complete a signed PDE 6004 Form, Act 34 (Criminal Background) Clearance, and Act 151 (Child Abuse) Clearance:

  • Volunteers for recurring assistance in support of school-sponsored activities
  • Volunteers for the cafeteria
  • Volunteers for chaperoning field trips

 

Justification for the above:  Parents/Guardians are in a supervisory role in association with a school employee and may be in a smaller group setting with school children or potentially tending to individual students.

New Program Volunteer / Chaperone (From Out State) 
 

Please complete a signed PDE 6004 Form, Act 34 (Criminal Background) Clearance, Act 151 (Child Abuse) Clearance, and Act 114 FBI (Fingerprint) Clearance:

  • Volunteers for recurring assistance in support of school-sponsored activities
  • Volunteers for the cafeteria
  • Volunteers for chaperoning field trips
  • Those interested in volunteering who were out of state and new to the district.
 

Justification for the above:  Parents/Guardians are in a supervisory role and need to be in compliance with PA state regulations and district guidelines. 

 

 Clearance Links:

ACT 24 Clearance - PDE Arrest or Conviction Form

ACT 34 Clearance - Pennsylvania Criminal History Record

ACT 151 Clearance - Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance (requires 6 weeks to process)

ACT 114 Clearance - Online Fingerprinting Service

 

 

Please complete a signed PDE 6004 Form, Act 34 (Criminal Background) Clearance, Act 151 (Child Abuse) Clearance, and Act 114 FBI (Fingerprint) Clearance:

            *          Volunteers for recurring assistance in support of school-sponsored activities

            *          Volunteers for the cafeteria

            *          Volunteers for chaperoning field trips

            *          Those interested in volunteering who were out of state and new to the district.

Justification for the above:  Parents/Guardians are in a supervisory role and need to be in compliance with PA state regulations and district guidelines.

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 RSD Policy