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RFSD adopts volunteer policy

The Roaring Fork School District (RFSD) Board of Education adopted a volunteer policy May 9, 2007, which requires volunteers in the school to be fingerprinted if they volunteer four or more times during any school year, or if they plan to participate in overnight activities with students. The exception to the overnight stipulation would include any “all school” activity where many parents and students are spending the night at the same location.

The intent of the policy is to protect the RFSD students by doing everything to ensure that all adults with whom the students come in contact on a regular basis have met the safety and compliance standards required of all school employees.

Local law enforcement agencies are supportive of this practice, and are working with the district to make this process as simple as possible. Fingerprint cards may be obtained at all RFSD schools or at the district office at 1405 Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs. Police departments in the three communities in the district will complete the fingerprinting process at no charge to the volunteer.

Once a volunteer has been fingerprinted, the school district submits the fingerprints to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Background checks are received within 48 hours by the RFSD Human Resources Department, which reviews the information. All background information and reports will be kept confidential. Questions regarding this process or background reports may be directed to human resources director Nikki Jost, at 384-6013.

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