There are different opportunities available at each school throughout the year. There are two types of Volunteers in our Lebanon schools - Regular and Designated.
The Lebanon School Board’s Policy (IJOC)
requires that Designated Volunteers undergo a background investigation including fingerprinting
and a criminal history record check if
they are working with students in an unsupervised situation on or off school
property. Examples include
coaching, drama, or athletics after school; supervising
before or after school activities; tutoring. your principal will determine if you are to be considered a Designated Volunteer.
The background check is not required of a Regular volunteer who is helping out where a teacher, aide, secretary, bus driver, administrator or another employee is present at all times.
Background checks are done at the SAU Office during regular office hours on Tuesdays from 8:00 am until 11:30 and on Thursdays from 1:30 pm until 3:30 pm. The District pays for the record check. You will be given a confirmation of fingerprinting which you will need to return to your school before you will be allowed to volunteer.
As a volunteer you are required per Lebanon
School Board’s Policy (JICK), to complete Bullying Awareness training before
volunteering in any capacity.
The school will give you a letter officially recognizing you as a volunteer and informing you of the volunteer immunity law. You sign and return a copy of the letter that the school keeps on file.
Questions? Please contact Dianne Estes, 790-8500 in the SAU office or your school’s office.
Letter From Volunteer Coordinator:
I would like to welcome the NEW VOLUNTEERS interested in
becoming a part of this very important group in the school district – people willing
to step in and help out. Volunteers support teachers and staff. Through their
support, they increase student/adult ratio and subsequently increase overall
academic achievement and self – esteem. Volunteering enriches a child’s
experience at Lebanon School District and their life as well. Perspective
volunteers can find the necessary forms below, from the school, or from me at the Central Office located at, 20 Seminary Hill, West Lebanon. Thank you, Dianne Estes
All Volunteers:****Optional and encouraged - Read Understanding Bullying handout and watch Bullying Prevention for the Public - CDC Podcast (4:19minutes)
Designated Volunteers - Please see and read the Designated Volunteers Procedures List and complete the Volunteer Application, the Designated Service Statement and Confidentiality Agreement.
Designated Volunteer Service Statement and Confidentiality Agreement
Tuesdays 8-11:30 AM
Thursdays 1:30 - 3:30 PM
Lego League - Elementary schools
Code Club - Elementary schools
4-Winds Program - Elementary schools
Walking School Bus – Mount Lebanon School
Reading Buddies @ Mount Lebanon and Hanover Street School
Times to be determined
Gardening Assistance @ Mount Lebanon School and Hanover Street School
Ice Skating Rink assembly/Maintenance@ Mount Lebanon School
Educational Nature Trails @ Lebanon Middle School
BULLYING AWARENESS INFORMATION AND HELPFUL GUIDE:
Cyber and physical
bullying are growing and undeniable problems, and like so many
misunderstood issues, education and awareness are the best prevention
tools we have.
Key elements of the guide include:
- An in-depth look at the specific types of bullying, including cyberbullying, sexual bullying, physical bullying and more
Two experts in the
field were essential in the crafting of this guide. Dr. Ben Michaelis
is a clinical psychologist and regular guest/contributor on Huffington
Post, Fox News, and the Today Show. Dr. Steven C. Schlozman is an
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and also
serves as the Associate Director of the Clay Center for Young Health
Minds. Their combined expertise is an invaluable asset, that offer a uniquely in-depth look at the truth of bullying.