The Governing Board encourages parents/guardians and other members of the community to share their time, knowledge and abilities with our learners. The presence of volunteers also can make school environments safer and more closely supervised. Each year, our valuable parents/guardians and community members are now expected to complete a volunteer application form at the school where they serve. For more information on how to become a volunteer with LUSD, contact the Human Resources Office at (559) 562-5111, Extension 5123.
Process to become a Volunteer in Lindsay Unified:
Expectations and requirements for volunteers:
Volunteers shall act in accordance with district policies and regulations, as well as individual site requirements.
Each volunteer is required to complete the district Volunteer Application Form, and the completed form must be on file in the Principal’s office by commencement of service. This form includes a requirement to disclose any prior criminal convictions. Failure to provide accurate information will result in immediate dismissal.
Get a background check clearance through the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). This may include fingerprinting, at the volunteer’s expense. Fingerprint clearance is required if there is a possibility of being alone with any learners.
Provide a negative tuberculosis (TB) skin test or TB Risk Assessment at least once every four years. Skin tests must have negative results for TB. If test results are positive, volunteers must have a chest x-ray to confirm there is no active disease.
If volunteers hear about or observe evidence of child abuse, they will report the information to the site Principal or designee immediately.
E.C. 35021 provides that a person who is required to register as a sex offender pursuant to P.C. 290 shall not serve as a volunteer. Registered sex offenders cannot serve as chaperones for field trips or other school activities.