Citizens who voluntarily contribute their time and talents to the improvement and enrichment of the public schools’ instructional and other programs are valuable assets.  The board encourages constructive participation of groups and individuals in the school to perform appropriate tasks during and after school hours under the direction and supervision of professional personnel.


Any person authorized by the district for volunteer service into a position having direct, unsupervised contact with students will be required to complete a background check.  Volunteers who work with students on a regular basis (defined as two or more times per month) also need background checks.


The administration is responsible for the recruitment, use, coordination and training of volunteers.  These assignments will be carried out as directed or delegated by the superintendent.  Every effort should be made to use volunteer resources in a manner which will ensure maximum contribution to the welfare and educational growth of students.

























Policy                                                                           COLUMBUS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Adopted:  12/11/06                                                      Columbus, Nebraska

Amended: 8/10/09                                                                          Reviewed: 8/10/09