The Grant Parish School Board recognizes that volunteers can make many valuable contributions to the school.  Therefore, the Board welcomes volunteers and endorses a Volunteer Program in the district, subject to suitable regulations and safeguards, to be promulgated by the Superintendent or staff, in cooperation with the schools.


Appropriate effort shall be made to incorporate the use of school volunteers into all schools as well as any or all other programs or activities of the school district.


The Board's Volunteer Program shall meet certain requirements, including, but not limited to the following:


  1. Every volunteer permitted to assist personnel in any school related program shall be given proper orientation of all policies, regulations, and procedures of the School Board.

  2. Volunteers shall not abuse any child or student by physical or emotional means or commit any criminal act involving a minor student.

  3. The School Board may require volunteers to undergo an extensive criminal background check as required by statute.

  4. The School Board shall prohibit volunteers from using alcohol or illegal drugs or from being under the influence of alcohol or any drug while volunteering in any school-related program.


Notwithstanding any other statement herein, the school principal shall have the right to control, direct, and otherwise regulate all activities of any school volunteer, and expressly reserves the right to deny any request for volunteer activities.


Approved:  December 5, 2006



Ref:   La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง15:587, 15:587.1, 17:15, 17:81

          Board minutes, 12-5-06


Grant Parish School Board