This Policy is under review.

6050 - Community Resource Persons and Volunteers

Last Updated Date: 01/23/2023

Adoption Date: 01/22/2018

Revision History:

The School Board encourages the use of resource persons and volunteers to: (1) increase students’ educational attainment, (2) provide enrichment experiences for students, (3) increase the effective utilization of staff time and skills, (4) give more individual attention to students, and (5) promote greater community involvement.

Resource persons and volunteers may be used:

  1. For non-teaching duties not requiring instructional judgment or evaluation of students;
  2. To assist with academic programs under a certificated teacher’s immediate supervision;
  3. To assist in times of violence or other traumatic incidents within the District by providing crisis intervention services to lessen the effects of emotional trauma on staff, students, and the community, provided the volunteer meets the qualifications established by the IL. School Crisis Assistance Team Steering Committee;
  4. As a guest lecturer or resource person under a licensed teacher’s direction and with the administration’s approval; or
  5. As supervisors, chaperones, or sponsors for non-academic school activities.

The Superintendent shall follow Board policy regarding Convicted Child Sex Offender; Screening; Notifications to establish procedures for securing and screening resource persons and volunteers. A person who is a “sex offender,” as defined by the Sex Offender Registration Act, or a “violent offender against youth,” as defined in the Child Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth Registration Act, is prohibited from being a resource person or volunteer. All volunteer coaches must comply with the requirement to report hazing in policy regarding Abused and Neglected Child Reporting.

Policy References:

105 ILCS 5/10-22.34, 5/10-22.34a, and 5/10-22.34b. 720 ILCS 5/12C-50.1. 730 ILCS 152/101 et seq. and 154/75-105.