We greatly appreciate all of our volunteers/chaperones who provide much needed assistance to students and teachers in so many ways, from attending school field trips to musical competitions. Volunteers/chaperones provide countless hours of support to our District, dedicated to being a part of the scholastic world of our students. We value our relationship with parents and the larger community, and welcome the opportunity for community members to offer their valuable time to supporting the mission of our District.
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Compliance with Drug/Substance Abuse and Tobacco Use Policies
The Daniel Boone Area School District works to maintain a safe and drug-free school campus. The District prohibits the use of controlled substances and tobacco on school property. The Board prohibits the use, possession, distribution, and being under the influence of any controlled substances during school hours, at any time while on school property, at any school-sponsored activity, and during the time spent traveling to and from school and school-sponsored activities.
Act 191 of the Pennsylvania Legislature of 1988 24P.S.5-527 requires that any employee of the District who is convicted of the delivery of a controlled substance or convicted of the possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver shall be terminated from his or her employment with the district – regardless of where the violation occurred. The same policy applies to volunteers/chaperones.
The Daniel Boone Area District is dedicated to providing a healthy, comfortable, and productive environment for staff, students, and visitors. Because the Board is concerned about the health of its employees and because it recognizes the importance of adult role-modeling for students during the formative years, a tobacco free environment is enforced. The Board prohibits tobacco use by employees in a school building and on any property, buses, vans, and vehicles that are owned, leased, or controlled by the school district. The Board prohibits tobacco use by employees at school-sponsored activities that are held off school property.
The volunteer/chaperone position is a privilege and not a right. Any volunteer/chaperone position may be eliminated at any time for any reason. Furthermore, any volunteer/chaperone may be removed from a volunteer/chaperone position for any reason.
Pursuant to School District Policy #229, #238, #324, #339, #428, #432, #521, and #527, the Board of School Directors of the Daniel Boone Area School District expressly prohibits all forms of bullying and unlawful discrimination of students and staff, including harassment, based on race, color, national origin, sex, and disability.
Under the aforementioned policies, students, staff and all individuals who serve in the capacity of a volunteer are responsible for respecting the rights of others and for ensuring and maintaining an atmosphere free from all forms of bullying, harassment and discrimination. Accordingly, it is the expectation of the Board of School Directors that all students who have been bullied or harassed will promptly report such incidents to their Building Principal or Guidance Counselor. Staff or volunteers who have been bullied or harassed will promptly report such incidents to their immediate Administrative Supervisor.
Do you need clearances to attend band or chorus concerts at school?
Do you need clearances to volunteer in the Parent-Teacher Council?
Does the Daniel Boone Area School District require all volunteers to get clearances?
Yes. No individual will be approved to serve as a volunteer or chaperone if their criminal history check would preclude him/her from being employed in a Pennsylvania public school under Act 24, 34 or Act 151.
What criminal offenses would prohibit me from volunteering in any of the District's schools?
An individual will not be permitted to volunteer in the Daniel Boone Area School District if their criminal history record information indicates that they have been convicted of any of the following offenses:
1. An offense under one or more of the following provisions of Title 18 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes:
- Chapter 25 (relating to criminal homicide).
- Section 2702 (relating to aggravated assault).
- Section 2709.1 (relating to stalking).
- Section 2901 (relating to kidnapping).
- Section 2902 (relating to unlawful restraint).
- Section 2910 (relating to luring a child into a motor vehicle or structure).
- Section 3121 (relating to rape).
- Section 3122.1 (relating to statutory sexual assault).
- Section 3123 (relating to involuntary deviate sexual intercourse).
- Section 3124.1 (relating to sexual assault).
- Section 3124.2 (relating to institutional sexual assault).
- Section 3125 (relating to aggravated indecent assault).
- Section 3126 (relating to indecent assault).
- Section 3127 (relating to indecent exposure).
- Section 3129 (relating to sexual intercourse with animal).
- Section 4302 (relating to incest).
- Section 4303 (relating to concealing death of child).
- Section 4304 (relating to endangering welfare of children).
- Section 4305 (relating to dealing in infant children).
- A felony offense under section 5902(b) (relating to prostitution and related offenses).
- Section 5903(c) or (d) (relating to obscene and other sexual materials and performances).
- Section 6301 (a)(1) (relating to corruption of minors).
- Section 6312 (relating to sexual abuse of children).
- Section 6318 (relating to unlawful contact with minor).
- Section 6319 (relating to solicitation of minors to traffic drugs).
- Section 6320 (relating to sexual exploitation of children).
2. An offense designated as a felony under the act of April 14, 1972 (P.L. 233, No. 64), known as “The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act.”
3. An offense similar in nature to those crimes listed above in clauses (1) and (2) under the laws or former laws of:
- the United States; or
- one of its territories or possessions; or
- another state; or
- the District of Columbia; or
- the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; or
- a foreign nation; or
- under a former law of this Commonwealth.
Who should I contact if I still have questions regarding the Volunteer Policy and its requirements?
You should contact your child’s school principal/designee who will make every effort to assist you.