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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.

The Superintendent shall establish procedures for securing and screening resource persons and volunteers.  A person who is a “sex offender,” as defined by the Sex Offender Registration Act, or a “violent offender against youth,” as defined in the Child Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth Registration Act, is prohibited from being a resource person or volunteer. All volunteer coaches must comply with the requirement to report hazing in policy 5:90, Abused and Neglected Child Reporting.

These procedures may include, but are not limited to, an application process, local police check, and criminal background check.

LEGAL REF.:  105 ILCS 5/10-22.34, 5/10-22.34a, and 5/10-22.34b.
720 ILCS 5/12C-50.01.
730 ILCS 152/101 et seq. and 154/75-105.

CROSS REF.:  4:170 (Safety), 5:280 (Duties and Qualifications), 5:90  (Abused and Neglected Child Reporting), 8:30 (Conduct on School Property), 8:95 (Parental Involvement)

ADOPTED:  October 22, 2007

UPDATED:  April 14, 2014