Policies and Administrative Procedures


Descriptor Term: CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS ON VOLUNTEERS
Descriptor Code: GBDCA
Draft Date: February 15, 2001
Date Issued by Superintendent: February 23, 2001
 

Reasonable background inquiries and checks are required for any volunteers (to include interns, student teachers, tutors or similar roles) who have unsupervised contact with students. Prior to the usage of any volunteer in a role which may allow unsupervised contact with students, the school principal, besides checking appropriate references, shall also submit to the Human Resources Office form GBDCA, signed by the prospective volunteer. The signed form must include appropriate personal information to allow the district to complete an in-state criminal record check, and sufficiently detailed information to enable the district to investigate any out-of-state or federal arrests or convictions.

If you are interested in volunteering at a school, please register here.

Following review, completed forms will be returned to the school with recommendations. No volunteer as defined above is to be used unless the background check has been completed and is returned with an affirmative recommendation.

This policy will be effective upon issuance for all new volunteers as defined above. Principals will also submit forms for initial checking for existing volunteers within 30 days of issuance. New or updated forms and rechecks will be required annually for each successive fiscal/school year.

In compliance with federal laws, Guilford County Schools administers all educational programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination because of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, color, age, military service, disability or gender, except where exemption is appropriate and allowed by law. Refer to the Board of Education's Discrimination Free Environment Policy AC for a complete statement. Inquiries or complaints should be directed to the Guilford County Schools Compliance Officer, 120 Franklin Boulevard, Greensboro, NC 27401; 336.370.2323.

All Guilford County Schools facilities, both educational and athletic, are tobacco-free learning environments.