Frequently Asked Questions

  • Volunteer Online Registration and Background Check:

    Do I need to register and get background checked if I only volunteer for one day or one event?

    All volunteers, regardless of frequency or time volunteered, must at least go through the sex offender background check. One time guests (see below) must present their driver's license to the school secretary for an on-site screening. Anyone who volunteers more than once, must go through a full background check through the volunteer registration system.

    Volunteers who will only serve once and are considered a guest do not have to register. A guest is someone who has been invited by district employees for one of the following reasons:
    • Classroom presenter
    • Read Aloud Day reader
    • Non-district crisis responder working with students and/or staff
    • Career Day presenter
    • Science Fair judge
    • Assembly participant(s)
    • Any other person invited to the school on a limited basis (once or twice) to be a part of the educational experience
    If you do not meet one of the above requirements, you must register.

    What if I don't have a computer at home or access to the Internet?

    Each school has a computer that volunteers can use to register. See the school secretary for assistance. You may also go to the district administration building and use computers there and gain assistance.

    Do I need an e-mail address in order to register?

    No. You will set up a Username and Password when you register. You can create anything you would like for your username and password. They do not have to be email addresses. Write down your username and password because you will need it in order to log on to your account in the future.

    Will I have to provide my social security number?

    No. The background check will be run using your name, date of birth and address.

    What types of things might disqualify me from being an authorized volunteer?

    A conviction of any of the following will automatically result in denial of volunteer service:
    • Felony conviction
    • Any domestic violence convictions (including assault and restraining orders)
    • Any child abuse/reckless endangerment convictions
    • Two or more DUI convictions
    • Sex Offender
    The following could also result in denial of volunteer service:
    • Any other information that suggests an applicant's volunteer service may be incompatible with the protection of student health, welfare or safety

    How do you define "conviction"?

    Conviction is defined as: A conviction by a jury or by a court; the forfeiture of any bail, bond, or any other security deposited to secure appearance by a person charged with a felony or misdemeanor; the payment of a fine for any of the above listed convictions; or a plea of no contest.