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Volunteer Guidelines

Moreland welcomes and encourages parents/guardians and other members of the community to share their time, knowledge, and abilities with students.  Moreland has an established Board Policy 1240 that governs volunteer assistance, which includes, but is not limited to the following:
Volunteers may supervise students during lunch and/or breakfast periods or serve as nonteaching aides under the supervision of certificated personnel.
  • Volunteers shall not assign grades to students.
  • Volunteer work shall be limited to those projects that do not replace the normal duties of classified staff.
  • Volunteers shall act in accordance with district policies, regulations, and school rules. The Superintendent or designee shall be responsible for investigating and resolving complaints regarding volunteers.
  • Volunteers who chaperone overnight events or work directly with students and are not under the direct supervision of a certificated staff member, however briefly, must arrange for a California Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprint submission prior to volunteering.
  • Volunteers may make appointments at the District Office for this service.
  • Volunteers must have a driver’s license/California ID or Passport and complete the Livescan Request Form.  The fee is $34.00.
  • To make an appointment for fingerprints, contact the following :

    Judy Ross  
    408-874-2944
    jross@moreland.org
    4711 Campbell Avenue
    San Jose, CA 95130
  • Once Human Resources has received fingerprint clearance, you may volunteer.
  • For more specific information about Moreland’s Fingerprinting service, go to: http://www.moreland.org/FingerprintingServices.htm
  • All volunteers who will have frequent or prolonged contact with students must also be TB tested and cleared.  Volunteers must submit evidence of an examination within the past 60 days to determine that he/she is free of active tuberculosis. Volunteers who test negative shall thereafter be required to take a TB test every four years in accordance with Education Code 49406.
 
If you have questions about whether or not you need to be fingerprinted, here is a chart to help determine which volunteers must submit to a criminal background check:

Fingerprinting/DOJ Criminal Background Check and TB Clearance are REQUIRED for these Volunteers*

Fingerprinting/DOJ Criminal Background NOT REQUIRED

Regularly volunteers in contact with students

Attends school events at which parents are expected to supervise their own children (e.g., Family Math Night or Ice Cream Social)

Could be outside the presence of a certificated staff member (teacher or administrator), even briefly, at school or on a field trip

Presents at a “Career Day” or “Project Based Learning Day” once during the school year

Coaches or assists with special events, including dances, sports competitions, drama and musical productions

Visits the office for the purpose of conducting business there

Provides lunch-time assistance or eats lunch on campus with children

Attends a parent-staff conference

Facilitates an after-school or lunch time club outside the presence of a certificated staff member (teacher or administrator)

Attends a musical, drama production, athletic, academic or art event as a member of the audience

*Note:  The above chart is a guide and is not necessarily an exhaustive list.