Volunteers

 

Thank you for your willingness to serve our community by serving as a volunteer in the school district.
In accordance with state law, it has been determined that you are volunteering for a position which requires you
to get clearances before performing the duties of volunteer. You will be required to obtain 2 or 3 clearances
based on the following:

All prospective volunteers must obtain the following clearances:

  1. Report of criminal history from the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP); and
  2. Child Abuse History Clearance from the Department of Human Services (Child Abuse).

Additionally, a fingerprint based federal criminal history (FBI) submitted through the Pennsylvania State Police
or its authorized agent is required if:

  1. The position the volunteer is applying for is a paid position; and
  2. The volunteer has lived outside the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the last 10 years.

It is likely that you only need the first two clearances. You can get them online. Each clearance is currently free and is relatively quick.

If you would like to learn more about what Pennsylvania is doing to keep children safe, you can go to:
Keep Kids Safe PA

For additional questions, please contact Robyn Edwards at the Education Center, 814-273,1033 x5999.

Again, thank you for your service to the children of General McLane School District.

Volunteer Position Volunteer duties Direct Contact “provide permanent or temporary care, supervision, guidance, or control” “Routine Interaction” “regular, ongoing contact that is integral to the job or volunteer work being conducted” Clearance Needed?
Sport Volunteer Assist coach; work with athletes Yes Yes Yes
Classroom volunteer Assist the teacher; tutor students; work with small groups of students Yes Yes Yes
Parent volunteer to assist teacher with clerical task Assists the teacher only by cutting out materials, etc. Do not work with students; DO NOT COME INTO SCHOOL No No No
Holiday Party chaperones/Room parent Responsible for running activities and games Yes No Yes
Holiday Party drop-ins Just want to come for day; pass out drinks; no supervision of kids No No No – V*
Shopping Trip Take students shopping; responsible for a small number of students Yes Yes
Library Helper Assist the librarian with clerical duties No Yes Yes
Field Trip Chaperones with duty Responsible for helping students in restroom; taking to different areas Yes Yes Yes
Field Trip tag-along; responsible only for their child Wants to be with student – does not ride bus No No No – V*
Field Trips Ride-along Last minute addition to attend trip and wants to ride bus No Yes Yes
Lunch visitation with child Sit in cafeteria and eat lunch with child at table of children No No No – V*
PTO/PTA After School events Reflections presentation; fun night games; Science fair; Christmas holiday fairs No No (parents are with children) No
Santa Claus Volunteer Santa No Yes Yes
Band Chaperones – local On bus with students; in stands Yes Yes Yes
Band Chaperones – Disney, overnight On bus; hotel; medical needs Yes Yes Yes
Band uniform fittings Measuring and fitting students Yes Yes
Booster Officers Interact with students often Yes Yes Yes
Booster Concession Stand Wait on people and students; making food; cleaning; bringing food to band room No At camp Yes, for camp
Band exhibition Eighth grade volunteer coordinator; responsible for kids all day Yes Yes
Band Camp college student helpers Run sectionals Yes Yes Yes
Broadway Dinner Work Concession stand; work in kitchen; decorating No No No
Broadway Dinner Costume helpers Help students with costuming changes Yes Yes
Tech Dept volunteer Assists Jeremy with technology issues No No No
Hall guards for overnights – Washington/Philadelphia Paid to stay up all night Yes (due to employment) Yes
Middle School – meet me at McDonalds helps kids eat (in public) No No No

*V = Visitor – An adult whose presence with children does not rise to the level of a Volunteer.
Visitors include, but are not limited to:

  1. A parent, grandparent, guardian or other family member who visits the District to participate in a celebration or District sponsored family time.
  2. Adults who attend District sponsored community events, athletic events or extra curricular events.
  3. Vendors, guest speakers, guest readers or other adults invited to the District on an occasional basis.

Visitors are governed by Policy 907.

 
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