The Brentwood School District encourages parents, guardians, and other members of the community to share their time, knowledge, and abilities with our students. Community volunteers in our schools and activities enrich the overall educational program and strengthen our schools’ relationships with homes, businesses, public agencies, and private institutions. The presence of volunteers in the classroom, on school grounds, and at extracurricular activities also enhances supervision of students and contributes to school safety.
In order to ensure a system that maximizes safety for our children, Board policy (GBEBC) requires background checks be performed for each volunteer/mentor who directly works with students or who is in the school on a regular basis, including those wishing to serve as room parent or anyone wanting to accompany children on field trips. These background checks include:
All expenses for background checks for volunteers will be assumed by the District. All information collected on volunteers/mentors will be considered confidential to the extent allowed by law and will only be used to protect the students or minimize disruption to the educational environment. All volunteer work is kept in a secured place in the central office.
All background checks must be completed prior to volunteering in our district.