6:250 Community Resource Persons and Volunteers

The Board of Education encourages the use of volunteers to: (1) increase students’ educational attainment, (2) provide enrichment experiences for students, (3) increase the effective utilization of staff time and skills, (4) give more individual attention to students, and (5) promote greater community involvement.

Volunteers may be used:

  1. For non-teaching duties not requiring instructional judgment or evaluation of students;
  2. For supervising study halls, long distance teaching reception areas used incident to instructional programs transmitted by electronic media (such as computers, video, and audio), detention and discipline areas, and school-sponsored extracurricular activities;
  3. To assist with academic programs under a certificated teacher’s immediate supervision;
  4. As a guest lecturer or resource person under a certificated teacher’s direction and with the administration’s approval; or
  5. As supervisors, chaperones, or sponsors for non-academic school activities.

The Superintendent or designee shall establish procedures for securing and screening resource persons and volunteers.  No person who is a “child sex offender,” as defined by the Child Sex Offender and Murderer Community Notification Law, or has otherwise been convicted of a felony, shall be used.  All volunteer coaches for school sponsored extra-curricular activities must comply with the requirement to report hazing in Policy 5:90 Abused and Neglected Child Reporting.

Cross Reference: 

4:170 Safety

5:280 Educational Support Personnel – Duties and Qualifications

8:030 Visitors to and Conduct on School Property

8:095 Parental Involvement

Legal Reference(s): 

105 ILCS 5/10-22.34, 5/10-22.34a, and 5/10-22.34b.

730 ILCS 152/101 et seq.

Date Adopted: 01/26/2010

Date Amended: 12/11/2013