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903.2 Community Resource Persons and Volunteers

The board recognizes the valuable resource it has in the members of the school district community. When possible and in concert with the education program, members of the school district community may be asked to make presentations to the students or to assist employees in duties other than teaching. The school district may officially recognize the contributions made by volunteers.

A volunteer is defined as an individual who, without compensation or renumeration, provides a supportive role and performs tasks under the direction, supervision, and control of the school district staff.  Volunteers do not work as substitutes for, or replace the functions and duties of, teachers.  Volunteer coaches must hold a current coaching authorization.

Volunteers are considered role models to students and are expected to act professionally at all times.  Volunteers must abide by all applicable laws, regulations, school district policies, rules, and procedures while serving as volunteers.  No person who has been convicted of a sex offense against a minor shall be permitted to act as a volunteer.  All volunteers will be subject to a background check prior to any volunteer activities. 

The school district reserves the right to evaluate the services of any volunteer and discontinue such services at the school district’s sole discretion. 

Recruitment, training, utilization, and the maintenance of records for the purposes of insurance coverage and/or recognition of school district volunteers is the responsibility of the superintendent.


Legal Reference: Iowa Code § 279.8; Ch. 670.

Cross Reference:
603.1 Basic Instruction Program
903.3 Visitors to School District Buildings and Sites


Approved 2-4-04      Reviewed 2-21-11  6-19-19       Revised 6-19-19