If you would like to serve as a volunteer at your child’s school, you are required to complete the Online Volunteer Background Check Authorization form. This process must be repeated annually.
The South Lyon Community School District greatly appreciates the support of our families and the involvement of parents/guardians as volunteers through the CHEERS program. While we welcome parent/guardian volunteers, it is important that we follow Board Policy 9230 (District Volunteers) which states that, "Any person who volunteers to work with the District shall be screened annually through the Internet sites for the Sex Offenders Registry (SOR), the Internet Criminal History Access Tool (ICHAT) criminal history records check and/or the Offender Tracking System (OTIS), prior to being allowed to participate in any activity or program." This screening process is to ensure the safety and security of our students and staff in each building.
It is also important to remind all volunteers that they shall agree to abide by all Board Policies and District Guidelines while on duty as a volunteer. This includes, but is not limited to, following the sign-in procedures established at each building, wearing proper identification while volunteering, maintaining confidentiality of each student, remaining in a location visible to district staff when working with students, reporting all behavior concerns to the lead teacher and/or building principals, and refraining from disciplining or touching students in a corrective manner.
Volunteers are covered under the District’s liability policy, but are not covered by its health insurance policy nor are they eligible for Workers’ Compensation.
Names of approved volunteers will be maintained in a database and shared with building office staff and CHEERS coordinators. Buildings may only utilize approved volunteers, including for the chaperoning of field trips. Buildings will follow their own established processes for contacting approved volunteers throughout the school year.
Thank you again for your support and willingness to serve as a volunteer with South Lyon Community Schools.