Cut Bank School District
The District recognizes the valuable contributions made to the total school program by members of the community who act as volunteers. A volunteer by law is an individual who:
1. has not entered into an express or implied compensation agreement with the District;
2. is excluded from the definition of “employee” under the appropriate state and federal statutes;
3. may be paid expenses, reasonable benefits and/or nominal fees in some situations; and
4. is not employed by the District in the same or similar capacity for which he/she is volunteering.
District employees who work with volunteers shall clearly explain duties for supervising children in school, on the playground and on field trips. An appropriate degree of training and/or supervision of each volunteer shall be administered commensurate with the responsibility undertaken.
Volunteers who have unsupervised access to children are subject to the District’s policy mandating background checks for those individuals operating within the District who have unsupervised access to children.
Cross Reference: 5122 Fingerprints and Criminal Background Investigations