West Clermont Local School District
Bylaws & Policies

3120.09 - VOLUNTEERS

The Board of Education recognizes that certain programs and activities can be enhanced through the use of volunteers who have particular knowledge or skills that will be helpful to members of the professional staff responsible for the conduct of those programs and activities.

The Superintendent shall be responsible for recruiting community volunteers, reviewing their capabilities, and making appropriate placements. S/He shall not be obligated to make use of volunteers whose abilities are not in accord with District needs.

The Superintendent is to inform each volunteer that s/he:

 A.is required to abide by all Board policies and District guidelines while on duty as a volunteer (including, but not limited to, the volunteer's obligation to keep confidential and not release or permit access to any and all student personally identifiable information to which s/he is exposed except as authorized by law);

 B.will be covered under the District's liability policy but the District can not provide any type of health insurance to cover illness or accident incurred while serving as a volunteer, nor is the person eligible for workers' compensation;

 C.will be asked to sign a form releasing the District of any obligation should the volunteer become ill or receive an injury as a result of his/her volunteer services;

 D.may not accept additional compensation from any third party or source, including, but not limited to booster, parent, or other District support organizations, for the performance of his/her official duties as a volunteer on behalf of the Board.

Furthermore, the Superintendent shall inform all volunteers who work or apply to work unsupervised with children on a regular basis of the need to display appropriate behavior at all times, and that they will have to provide a set of fingerprints so that a criminal records check can be conducted at the Board's expense either before they can begin their duties, or as a condition of continued service as a volunteer at the discretion of the Board.

If a criminal records check indicates that a volunteer has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to any of the offenses listed below and/or described in R.C. 109.572 (A)(1), the volunteer will be informed that the Board is no longer interested in maintaining his/her volunteer service.

The Superintendent shall inform each volunteer of the District's appreciation for his/her time and efforts in assisting in the operation of the schools and for his/her understanding with regard to the need for all volunteers to be subject to possible criminal records check.


No person is to be accepted or maintained as a volunteer if s/he has been convicted of any of the following offenses:

 A.aggravated murder, murder, voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter

 B.felonious assault, aggravated assault, assault

 C.failing to provide for a functionally impaired person

 D.aggravated menacing

 E.patient abuse or neglect

 F.kidnapping, abduction, child stealing, criminal child enticement

 G.rape, sexual battery, corruption of a minor, gross sexual imposition, sexual imposition, importuning, voyeurism, public indecency, felonious sexual penetration, compelling prostitution, promoting prostitution, procuring prostitution, disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, pandering obscenity, pandering obscenity involving a minor, pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor, illegal use of minor in nudity-oriented material or performance

 H.aggravated robbery, robbery

 I.aggravated burglary, burglary

 J.abortion without informed consent

 K.endangering children

 L.contributing to the delinquency of children

 M.domestic violence

 N.carrying concealed weapons, having weapons while under disability, improperly discharging firearm at or into a habitation or school

 O.corrupting another with drugs

 P.trafficking in drugs

 Q.illegal manufacture of drugs or cultivation of marijuana

 R.funding of drug or marijuana trafficking

 S.illegal administration or distribution of anabolic steroids

 T.drug possession offenses (that are not a minor drug possession offense)

 U.placing harmful objects in or adulterating food or confection

 V.a felony

 W.an offense of violence

 X.a theft offense (as defined in R.C. 2913.01)

 Y.a drug offense (as defined in R.C. 2925.01, that is not a minor misdemeanor)

R.C. 109.574-7, 121.401-2, 3327.16, 3313.203, 3319.321
20 U.S.C. 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99

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