SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS Policy Code: 5015
The board recognizes the valuable contributions that school volunteers can make to the learning process and educational goals of the school district. Instructional programs are enhanced through the participation of community members, local business and industry, and parents of the students. These volunteers contribute time, resources, and expertise and provide needed support to help ensure educational success for all children.
Schools will notify parents of their right to take four hours of paid leave from their jobs every year in order to volunteer in the schools as stated in G.S. 95-28.3.
The board encourages schools to develop and implement plans for the use of school volunteers. The superintendent and his or her designees will be responsible for the implementation and supervision of school volunteer programs. School volunteer programs must provide the following:
- adequate screening of volunteers based upon the amount of contact they will have with students;
- direct supervision of volunteers by school personnel, in particular volunteers who are in contact with students.; and
- adequate training of volunteers, including familiarizing volunteers with applicable laws, board policies, administrative procedures and school rules.
All school volunteers will be expected to be professional and dependable in their volunteer activities.
Appropriate recognition of volunteer services will be made annually.
Legal References: G.S. 115C-36, -47; 115C, art. 13
Adopted: August 6, 2007